Caitlin O’Connell

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Caitlin O’Connell

oconnellMatriculated September 2009

Caitlin O’Connell graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 2006 with a B.S. in biology.  She worked as a field assistant on the Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project from July 2007 through July 2008, studying wild white-faced capuchin monkeys in northwestern Costa Rica.  Caitlin is starting her PhD in biological anthropology in the Fall of 2009, with Dr. Cheryl Knott as her advisor.  Caitlin is interested in maternal investment, infant development, seasonality, nutritional status, and behavioral endocrinology, as well as primate conservation.


  • Dean’s Fellowship
  • Long-Term GRAF



O’Connell CA, DeSilva JM.  Mojokerto revisited: Evidence for an intermediate pattern of brain growth in Homo erectus. Journal of Human Evolution 65 (2013), 156-161