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.