• Barth Wright, PhD

    Associate Professor
    • Department: Anatomy, Basic Medical Sciences
    Member of faculty since: 2006
    Curriculum Vitae


    • Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004
    • Postdoc in Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, The George Washington University, 2003
    • M.A. in Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994
    • B.A. in Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Human Gross Anatomy
    • Primate Evolutionary Anatomy
    • Primate Functional Morphology
    • Primate Evolutionary Biology

    Research Interests

    • Primate Craniofacial Adaptation
    • Primate Food Mechanics
    • Primate Ecology and Conservation
    • Functional Morphology
    • Finite Element Analysis


    • Grant in Aid of Research, National Science Foundation, 10/2007 - 11/2008
      Grant in aid of research from the National Science Foundation: “Collaborative Research: Conservation and Ecology of the Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey at Khau Ca, Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. Start 10/31/07- End 11/1/08. PI. (BCS 0716259)
    • HOMINID (Human Origins: Moving in New Directions) Solicitation Award, National Science Foundation, 07/2007 - Present
      HOMINID (Human Origins: Moving in New Directions) Solicitation Award from the National Science Foundation entitled “Collaborative Research: Integrative Analysis of Hominid Feeding Biomechanics.” Start 7/1/07-End 6/30/13. PI. (BCS 0725136)
    • Grant in Aid of Research, The National Geographic Society, 09/1999 - 10/2000
      Grant in aid of research from The National Geographic Society (#083-0370A-6025525) entitled “The Comparative Ecology of Tufted and Weeper Capuchins in Guyana”. Co-awarded with Kristin Wright, Fall, 1999. PI


    • Sherwood Washburn Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 06/1996
    • Comprehensive Exam passed with distinction, University of Colorado, Boulder, 11/1994

    Professional Affiliations

    • Research Associate, 08/2001 - Present, Iwokrama International Reserve, Guyana

    Community Service

    • Lecturer, 06/01/2007 - Present, HMS Beagle Science Store

      2010 & 2012 “From Mouse Lemurs to Mandrills… and More!” Presentation to the Children's Science Club of the HMS Beagle Science Store. Parkville, MO. June, 2010.

    Outside Interests

    • Family
    • Meditation
    • Cycling

    Last updated on: 6/3/2014 2:11:00 PM