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western lowland gorilla leslie and big brother monroe
san diego zoo, 2018

Senior Thesis

Endocast (green) of a dolphin fetus skull (purple)

Morphometric Analysis of an Ontogenetic Series of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Cranial Endocasts


- Scientific writing

- Literature review

- Data analysis

- 3D Modeling (Avizo)

- Project and method design

abstract and citation available here

Hover to see one of several anticipatory behaviors we studied

San Diego Zoo

Anticipatory Behavior in Male Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)​


- Project design

- Behavioral observations (BORIS and ZooMonitor)

- Data analysis (Excel, R)

- Scientific writing

- Glucocorticoid fecal analysis



Duke Lemur Center

Determining the genetic basis for color vision in ruffed lemurs​ using the SMARTA touchscreen testing apparatus


- Behavioral observations 

- Data collection ​

- Database management


Red ruffed lemur engaging with the SMARTA device

Gluck Equine Research Center

Diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal parasites of horses and drug resistance​


- Coproculture

- Fecal analysis

- Parasite identification

Handling a foal in preparation for future sampling