Julie Thomas in the Field

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Julie received a BA in Anthropology from CU-Boulder and an MSc in Archaeology (Palaeopathology) from Durham University. For ten years, she worked as a field and lab bioarcheologist on projects in North America, Europe and the Middle East. She spent two years as a science/public health/biology instructor in Asia.

Julie’s PhD research focuses on how biological traits inform us of life history patterns and the resiliency of human and non-human primates to cope with disease, trauma and dietary stress. Julie’s project uses inter-generational data to construct biological profiles and growth models to investigate the mechanisms driving evolutionary adaptations in individuals, populations and species. Her advisor is Michelle Sauther.


2022 Graduate School’s Summer Fellowship