PhD grant for Simone Lemmers
Simone Lemmers has been awarded a Leverhume trust funded PhD Position at the University of Durham, UK in the field of Biological Anthropology supervised by Dr. Jo Setchell (Antropology, Durham University) and Dr Wendy Dirks (Newcastle University) starting October 2013.
The research project is called Stress, life history and dental development in primates, where she will be analysing indicators of stress corresponding with the life history of primates and modern humans.
The project combines Human physiology, primatology and histology to compare the timing of accentuated increments in teeth with important life history events to test whether these events are recorded in tooth sections. The ultimate aim is to apply this methodology to the fossil record to understand the evolution of our own unique life history pattern.
Referees: Prof. Chris Dean, Professor in Anatomy, UCL and As. Prof. Gary Schwartz, Arizona State Unviersity.