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Resident PhD candidate
Introduction: 

I am currently reading for a PhD in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology (CEB http://evbio.uchicago.edu/about/) at the University of Chicago. My biological interests are broad, but coalesce around the following themes: evolution, phylogeny, biogeography and endemism. My current research examines whether the ancestral primate was night active or day active. I use DNA extracted in the Museum's Pritzker Lab from frozen tissues housed in the Museum's zoology collections to collect my data.  My long association with the Field Museum, began as a volunteer in the Botany Collections in late 1999.