Congratulations to Two Members of the CASHP Team on Their Newly Appointed Academic Positions!

October 12, 2010

One of our recent graduates, Amanda Henry (PhD 2010), will be starting a new job as an Independent Junior Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in January 2011. Amanda’s dissertation examined how Neanderthal and modern human plant food consumption may have varied and how this may have influenced their interactions. Her research group at the MPI-EVA will continue to study plant food use at various periods in hominin evolution, including exploring the use of plant underground storage organs and the importance of cooking.

Paul Constantino (PhD 2007) is now an assistant professor in the Biology Department at Marshall University where he teaches human anatomy to future nurses, physical therapists, radiologists, dietitians, and others looking to gain employment in the health care field. Paul’s Ecological and Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory continues his research on reconstructing the diets of fossil hominins and other mammals through various techniques such as geometric morphometrics, dental fracture mechanics, and food mechanics.