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Postdoc Dr. Stephanie Poindexter on Primate Venom and Movement Ecology

Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Stephanie Poindexter, of the Department of Anthropology’s Sensory Morphology and Genomic Anthropology Lab, recently published a paper establishing the facial markings of her study species, the Javan slow loris, as an aposematic signal advertising their toxicity (lorises are among the only known venomous mammals) in the journal Toxins (Nekaris et al., 2019), which was recently covered by National Geographic.

Dr. Poindexter is also co-organizing a symposium at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists called “Advancing the Field: Movement Ecology in the Non-Human Primates“. The symposium brings together scholars working on the various aspects of primate movement ecology to determine our current understanding of the internal state, movement capacity, navigational capacity, and environmental cues that facilitate primate movement.