Bio

  • Kristin Wright, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Member of faculty since: 2006
    Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    • Fellowship in Functional Anatomy and Evolution, The Johns Hopkins University Medical School, 2006
    • Ph.D. in Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences - Evolutionary Biology, Northwestern University, 2005
    • B.A. in Anthropology, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1995

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Functional and clinical aspects of the human musculoskeletal system
    • Comparative primate anatomy and functional morphology

    Research Interests

    • Comparative anatomy of human and nonhuman primates; functional and clinical applications
    • Foraging adaptations of the postcrania in nonhuman primates
    • Adaptations for habitat use and foraging in tufted capuchins (genus Sapajus)
    • Habitat use by leaf monkeys in Vietnam

    Professional Affiliations

    • Research Associate, 05/2008 - Present, EthoCebus

      Initiated in January 2005, the EthoCebus research project studies the behavior and ecology of wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) in Piaui, Brazil, living in cerrado habitat (open woodland).

      http://www.ethocebus.net
    • Member, 01/1998 - Present, American Society of Primatologists

      The ASP is an educational and scientific organization that aims to understand, conserve and inform about nonhuman primates.

      http://www.asp.org
    • Member, 01/1996 - Present, American Association of Physical Anthropologists

      Physical anthropology is a biological science that deals with the adaptations, variability and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives.

      http://www.physanth.org

    Last updated on: 5/8/2014 11:02:00 AM