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Education

 

PhD in Anthropology                                                                                                                                           2018

Yale University

                       

MPhil in Anthropology                                                                                                                                        2015

Yale University

MA in Anthropology                                                                                                                                            2013

Hunter College, City University of New York                                                                     

 

BA in Anthropology with college honors                                                                                                         2007

University of California, Santa Cruz

Publications & Professional Presentations

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Singh SV, Staes N, Guevara EE, Shapiro SJ, Ely JE, Hopkins WD, Sherwood CC, Bradley BJ (2019). Evolution of ASPM coding variation in apes and associations with brain structure in chimpanzees. Genes, Brain and Behavior. DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12582

Guevara EE, Lawler RR (2018). Epigenetic age and evolutionary anthropology. Evolutionary Anthropology 27: 256-260.

Staes N, Sherwood CC, Wright K, Manuel M, Guevara EE, Marques-Bonet T, Krützen M, Massiah M, Hopkins WD, Ely JJ, Bradley BJ. FOXP2 variation in great ape populations offers insight into the evolution of communication skills. Scientific Reports 7:16866. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16844-x

 

Guevara EE, Frankel DC, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (2017) A simple, economical protocol for DNA extraction and amplification where there is no lab. Conservation Genet Resources: doi: 10.1007/s12686-017-0758-5.

 

Bradley BJ, Snowdon CT, McGrew WC, Lawler RR, Guevara EE, McIntosh A, O'Connor T. Non‐human primates avoid the detrimental effects of prenatal androgen exposure in mixed‐sex litters: combined demographic, behavioral, and genetic analyses. Am J Primatol 78: 1304-1315. 

 

Guevara EE, Veilleux C, Saltonstall K, Caccone A, Mundy NI, Bradley BJ (2016) Potential arms race in the coevolution of primates and angiosperms: brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors. Am J Phys Anthropol 161: 181-185.

 

Guevara EE, Steiper ME (2014) Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Papionina using concatenation and species tree methods. J Human Evolution 66: 18-28.

 

Additional Publications

Guevara EE, Chen‐Kraus C, Jacobs RL, Baden AL (2017) Celebrating fifty years of research at the Duke Lemur Center. Evolutionary Anthropology 26:47-48.

 

Perlman RF, Nishimura AC, Mongle CS, Kling K, Guevara EE Arslanian K (2016) Life's a peach for anthropologists in Atlanta. Evol Anthropol 25: 81-83.

 

Perlman RF, de Vries D, Jacobs RL, Holowka NB, Pain EL, Thompson NE, Guevara EE (2015) The gateway to anthropology in St. Louis. Evol Anthropol 24: 101-103.

 

Research Presentations

Guevara EE, Webster TH, Ranaivonasy J, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ, Harris, RA, Liu Y, Murali SC, Raveendran M, Hughes DST, Muzny DM, Yoder AL, Worley KC, Rogers J (Podium Presentation, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2018). Evolutionary genomics of Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi). 

 

Guevara EE, Webster TH, Ranaivonasy J, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ, Harris, RA, Liu Y, Murali SC, Raveendran M, Hughes DST, Muzny DM, Yoder AL, Worley KC, Rogers J (Podium Presentation, Northeastern Evolutionary Primatology Conference, Oct 2017). Evolutionary genomics of Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi). 

 

*White C, Guevara EE, Chen-Kraus CL, Ranaivonasy J, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ. (Poster Presentation, Northeastern Evolutionary Primatology Conference, Oct 2017). Genetic diversity of Propithecus verreauxi across Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve.

 

Guevara EE, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (Poster Presentation, International Primatological Society, Aug 2016) Preliminary characterization of the oral microbiome of a wild lemur, Propithecus verreauxi.

 

Guevara EE, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (Poster Presentation, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2016) A simple, economical protocol for DNA extraction and amplification where there is no lab. Am J Phys Anthropol 159, Supplement 62: 163-164.

 

Steiper ME, Guevara EE, Pugh KD (Podium Presentation by coauthor, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2016) The application of gene tree-based phylogenetic methods to primate morphological data sets. Am J Phys Anthropol 159, Supplement 62: 302.

 

Guevara EE, Veilleux C, Saltonstall K, Caccone A, Mundy NI, Bradley BJ (Poster Presentation, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2015) Examining the co-evolution of primates and angiosperms: Brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors. Am J Phys Anthropol 156, Supplement 60: 156.

 

Gómez Guevara E, Steiper M (AAPA 2013 Abstract) Analysis of multi-locus sequence data indicates complex speciation in the evolutionary history of the Papionina. Am J Phys Anthropol 150, Supplement 56: 139.

 

*student mentee presentation

 

Research & Laboratory Experience

Postdoctoral Scientist                                                                                                             October 2018-present

Laboratory for Evolutionary Neuroscience & Primate Genomics Laboratory

The George Washington University, PIs: Chet Sherwood & Brenda Bradley

Consultant                                                                                                                                              Summer 2017

Conservation International

Lab Member, The Primate Genomics Lab                                                                         Sept 2015-August 2017

The George Washington University, PI: Brenda Bradley

Research Assistant, The Primate Genomics Lab                                                              Sept 2015-August 2017

The George Washington University, PI: Brenda Bradley

 

Lab Member, Yale Molecular Anthropology Lab                                                                   Sept 2013-June 2015

Yale University, P.I.: Brenda Bradley

 

Lab Member, Anthropological Genetics Lab                                                                                        2011 – 2013

Hunter College, PI: Michael Steiper

 

Volunteer, Primate Nutritional Ecology Lab                                                                                      Summer 2011 Hunter College, PI: Jessica Rothman

Professional Experience

 

Intern                                                                                                                                                        Summer 2017

Conservation International and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Research Assistant, Primate Genomics Laboratory                                                                             2015 – 2017

The George Washington University

Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to Human Evolution Laboratory                                                       Spring 2013

Hunter College, City University of New York                                                                              

 

Research Assistant, Anthropological Genetics Lab                                                                              Spring 2013

Hunter College, P.I.: Dr. Michael Steiper

 

Database Assistant, Tri-Trophic Database, Thematic Collection Network                       June 2012 – June 2013

American Museum of Natural History. P.I.: Dr. R.T. Schuh

Digitizing and maintaining the Hemiptera collection

 

Animal Behavior Research Group Archives Assistant                                                         May 2010 – June 2012

American Museum of Natural History. P.I.: Dr. Ethel Tobach

Organized material for archives; established and maintained electronic records

 

Awards & Grants

 

Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant                                     2018

Yale University

Smith Fund for Doctoral Research                                                                                                                    2018

Department of Anthropology, Yale University

Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant                                      2017            Yale University

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant                                                                                                      2017

The National Science Foundation

Dissertation Research Grant                                                                                                                              2017

The Leakey Foundation

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant                                                                                                                             2016

Wenner-Gren Foundation

 

MacMillan International Dissertation Research Fellowship                                                                          2016

Yale University

 

Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Doctoral Pilot Grant                                                                             2014

Yale University

 

Sterling Prize Fellowship                                                                                                                                     2013

Yale University

 

Shuster Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis                                                                                            2013

Hunter College, City University of New York

 

Dean’s Graduate Travel Award                                                                                                                          2013

Hunter College, City University of New York

 

William S. Pollitzer Essay Award                                                                                                                        2013

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

 

Wieland & Kurchin Grants                                                                                                                                  2012

Anthropology Department, Hunter College, CUNY

 

William S. Pollitzer Essay Award                                                                                                                       2012

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

           

Sherwood L. Washburn Student Research Award                                                                                         2007

Anthropology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz 

 

Email

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