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Congratulations Anthropology Graduate Students, Samantha Queeno, Diana Christi and Beau DiNapoli

The Department of Anthropology has three Graduate students who deserve Congratulations!

Samantha Queeno for receiving a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to fund her dissertation research! Her project, Uncovering the regulatory landscape of muscle fiber type in the context of human evolution, uses an innovative genomic approach to identify and characterize regions of the human genome that allow our species to efficiently walk upright.

Diana Christi, In addition to leaving Ghana on one of the last departing flights before airports closed down and finally clearing quarantine, Diana Christie was awarded an NSF DDRIG for her proposal entitled, “Social environment and gut microbiome plasticity in a black-and-white colobus monkey (Colobus vellerosus).” Her work will clarify how changes in social behavior affect the composition of microbes that reside in our gastrointestinal tracts, with implications for development and long-term health.

Beau DiNapoli who was awarded a research Post-Doctoral position at SUNY Binghamton starting in September.
His research there will focus on interdisciplinary and collaborative projects on human and natural system interactions, specifically long-term dynamics of socio-ecological systems in Polynesia and Eastern North America.

Congratulations Sam, Diana and Beau!

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