Sarah CalcuttGraduate Student (Admitted Fall 2010)
Neuroscience and Animal Behavior Program
As an undergraduate researcher at Miami University, I studied the cultural transmission of behaviors such as the grooming handclasp and the ethonoarchaeology of savannah chimpanzees. I worked most recently at the Lincoln Park Zoo's Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes in Chicago, IL. While there I assisted with research projects involving tool use, social learning and space use in two groups of chimpanzees and two groups of gorillas. As a PhD candidate I hope to explore risk aversion and social cognition. My current work involves coalition formation between in-group and out-group chimpanzees.
Last updated: Oct 3, 2012