Curriculum vitae

Current position

Education and positions

  • Postdoctoral Scientist. Hard Tissue Biology Lab (Shannon C. McFarlin). "Growth and life history of wild mountain and western gorillas: Rwanda and Congo” & "Physical ontogeny and life history of wild mountain and western gorillas". Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology. Department of Anthropology. The George Washington University, 2013-2018.
  • Postdoctoral Scientist. Susan Alberts Lab. Department of Biology. Duke University, 2007-2010.
  • Ph.D. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez Lab. Dental microwear in primates. University of Barcelona, 2006.
  • M.S. Experimental biology - Animal Biology. University of Barcelona, 2005.
  • D.E.A. Physical Anthropology. University of Barcelona, 2001.
  • B.S. Biology. University of Barcelona, 1999.

Research interests

  • Growth, maturation and life history in primates
  • Dental ecology and adaptation
  • Tooth morphology, function and adaptation

Fieldwork experience and collaborations

  • Mountain gorilla photogrammetry - Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda). In collaboration with "The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International" (Musanze, Rwanda), 2013-2017.
  • Grauers' gorilla photogrammetry - PN Kahuzi-Biega (RD Congo). In collaboration with "The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International" and ICCN. July 2015.
  • Marmot tooth molding - Pyrenees (Spain). 2012, 2013; in collaboration with "GREP - Grup de Recerca i Desenvolupament del Pirineu (CREAF)"
  • Mandrill tooth molding - Parc de la Lékédi (Gabon). 2012; in collaboration with "Mandrillus Project"
  • Baboon tooth molding - Amboseli (Kenya). 2006, 2007 & 2008; in collaboration with "Amboseli Baboon Research Project"
  • Hominid and human dental molding in National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi (2007) and American Museum of Natural History (2008)
  • Howler monkeys capture and tooth molding assistance - La Pacífica (Costa Rica). 2005
  • Primate and fossil primate dental molding in osteologic collections (Barcelona, Madrid, London, Zürich, Nairobi, Harvard University, Sabadell, Brussels, Puigcerdà, Musanze, Lwiro), since 1999.
  • Ethnobotanics of Maasai - Lake Natron (Tanzania). 1999, 2002

Teaching experience

  • Origins of human behavior, psychology - University of Barcelona. 2018/19.
  • Ethology and evolution, psychology - University of Barcelona. 2018/19.
  • Master of Primatology - University of Girona. 2013/14 - 2018/19.
  • Master of Human Biology - University of Barcelona. 2012, 2013.
  • Master of Primatology - University of Barcelona. 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013.
  • Human Evolution, biology - University of Barcelona, 2004 & 2005.
  • Human Biology , biology - University of Barcelona, 2002 to 2005.

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