Lab Members

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Owl Monkey Project Research Team – Formosa, Argentina

Marcelo Rotundo
Project Manager,
Proyecto Mirikiná
Secretary,
Fundación ECO
Cecilia Juárez
Biologist,
Proyecto Mirkiná,
PhD Candidate,
U. Tucumán
Victor Dávalos
Field Assistant and
Data Manager

Proyecto Mirikiná
Ernesto Ruiz Guiñazú
Treasurer,
Fundación ECO
Analía Vaudagna
President,
Fundación ECO

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Maren Huck, Ph.D. (2010-2012)
maren_huck@gmx.net

Research Focus: Life-history analysis and patterns of biparental care in owl monkeys of the Argentinean Chaco, German Research Foundation.


Graduate Students

Paul Babb
(2007- present)
Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology,
University of Pennsylvania
pbabb@sas.upenn.edu

Doctoral Dissertation: “Molecular Evolution of Vasopressin and Oxytocin Receptor Genes in Owl Monkeys (Aotus azarai azarai) of Northern Argentina: Implications for the Evolution of Monogamous Social Behavior.”
Co-Advisor with T.G. Schurr


Margaret Corley
(2010- present)
Ph.D. Student, Anthropology,
University of Pennslyvania
mcorley@sas.upenn.edu


Cecila Juárez
(2006- present)
Ph.D. Candidate, Biology,
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
cecijuarez@arnetbiz.com.ar

Doctoral Dissertation:“Demography and Metapopulation Dynamics of Owl Monkeys in the Argentinean Chaco”.

Sam Larson (2010- present)
MA student, Anthropology,
University of Pennsylvania
larsonsa@sas.upenn.edu

Research interests: The evolution of prosocial and antisocial behaviors in nonhuman primates and humans; the environmental context in which cooperation evolves; and the social norms that govern decision making.

Andrea Spence-Aizenberg (2010- present)
Ph.D. Student, Anthropology,
University of Pennsylvania
aspenc@sas.upenn.edu

Research interests: The physiology and evolution of social monogamy; the evolution of paternal care; the physiology of parental behavior; and the social development of infants.

Co-Advised Graduate Students

Rio Pilaga, Argentina

Kevin Burke (2009-present)
Ph.D. student, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
burkevin@sas.upenn.edu

Doctoral Dissertation: “Life histories in social networks.”
Advisor: C.R. Valeggia

Andy Gersick (2009-present)
Ph.D. student, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
agersick@sas.upenn.edu

Doctoral Dissertation: “Communication in Hyenas”.
Advisor: R. Seyfarth

Amy Porter (2006-present)
Ph.D. Student, Anthropology, University of California, Davis
spizaetusornatus@gmail.com

Advisor: Lynne Isbell

Noah Snyder-Mackler (2008-present)
Ph.D. Student, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
snydern@sas.upenn.edu

Doctoral Dissertation: “Behavioral Ecology of Geladas.”
Advisor: R. Seyfarth

Undergraduate Advisees

Rio Tiputini, Ecuador

Amanda Savagian, (C’14)

PAST LAB MEMBERS

Owl Monkey Project Research Team – Formosa, Argentina

2011

Kelsy SchoenrockUniversity of Pennsylvania. Senior Honor Thesis: “Fecal cortisol levels in male owl monkeys and paternal care behavior “.

Michael Drake (2012), University of Pennsylvania

2010
Magdalena Svensson (Oxford Brooks University, England)
Ely de la Rosa (Escuela de Guardaparques de Misiones, Argentina)
Dina Click (United States)

2009
Griette van der Heide (Wageningen University, Holland)
Rachel Gittelman (University of Pennsylvania, US)
John Lindo (University of Pennsylvania, US)
Marcela Benitez (Yale University,US)
Jose Carlos Sanchez Ferrer
Sainatee Suarez (University of Pennsylvania, US)
Flurina Wartmann (Universityof Zurich)

2008
Paul Babb (University of Pennsylvania, US)
Lourdes Boero (University of Cordoba, Argentina)
Andrei Chtcherbine (Fundación Perito Moreno, Argentina)
Gabriela Fontanarrosa (University of Tucumán, Argentina)
Jonatan Gomez (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Morgan Gutison
Sabrina Harris (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Ryan Hodges (Rutgers University, US)
David Inart (University of the Northeast, Argentina)
Gabriela Luna
Juan Pablo Perea (Florida International University, US)
Alberto Perez Bogado (University of Tucumán, Argentina)
Griette can der Heide (Wageningen University, Holland)
Dario Zuleta (University of Salta, Argentina)