Elaine Guevara

Elaine Guevara

Email:
elaineeguevara@gmail.com

Elaine is interested in interested in genetics, life history evolution, and conservation. Her dissertation research is on the comparative genomics of aging and longevity in primates.

Education

MPhil, Anthropology, Yale University, 2015
MA, Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2013
BA, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2007

Yale University PhD Student

Year Entered CASHP Program: 2015

Advisor: Brenda Bradley

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications
 
Guevara EE, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (2017) A simple, economical protocol for DNA extraction and amplification where there is no lab. Conservation Genet Resources: doi 10.1007/s12686-017-0758-5.
 
Bradley BJ, Snowdon CT, McGrew WC, Lawler RR, Guevara EE, McIntosh A, O'Connor T (2016) Non‐human primates avoid the detrimental effects of prenatal androgen exposure in mixed‐sex litters: Combined demographic, behavioral, and genetic analyses. American Journal of Primatology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22583
 

Guevara EE, Veilleux C, Saltonstall K, Caccone A, Mundy NI, Bradley BJ (2016) Potential arms race in the coevolution of primates and angiosperms: Brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 161: 181-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23046

Guevara EE, Steiper ME (2014) Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Papionina using concatenation and species tree methods. Journal of Human Evolution 66: 18-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2013.09.003

 
Additional Publications
 

Perlman RF, Nishimura AC, Mongle CS, Kling K, Guevara EE, Arslanian K (2016) Life's a peach for anthropologists in Atlanta. Evolutionary Anthropology 25: 81-83. 

Perlman RF, de Vries D, Jacobs RL, Holowka NB, Pain EL, Thompson NE, Guevara EE (2015) The gateway to anthropology in St. Louis. Evolutionary Anthropology 24: 101-103.

Research Presentations
 
Guevara EE, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (IPS 2016 Abstract) Preliminary characterization of the oral microbiome of a wild lemur, Propithecus verreauxi.
 
Guevara EE, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (AAPA 2016 Abstract) A simple, economical protocol for DNA extraction and amplification where there is no lab. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159, Supplement 62: 163-164.
 
Steiper ME, Guevara EE, Pugh KD (AAPA 2016 Abstract) The application of gene tree-based phylogenetic methods to primate morphological data sets. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159, Supplement 62: 302.
 
Guevara EE, Veilleux C, Saltonstall K, Caccone A, Mundy NI, Bradley BJ (AAPA 2015 Abstract) Examining the co-evolution of primates and angiosperms: Brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156, Supplement 60: 156.
 
Gómez Guevara E, Steiper M (AAPA 2013 Abstract) Analysis of multi-locus sequence data indicates complex speciation in the evolutionary history of the Papionina. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150, Supplement 56: 139.
 
 

Research and Professional Experience

2017 Intern, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

2017 Consultant, Conservation International, Washington, DC

2013-2015 Field Researcher, Bezà Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar

2015 Editor, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, Yale University

2013 Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York   

2011-2013 Lab Member & Research Assistant, Anthropological Genetics Lab, Hunter College

2012-2013 Research Assistant, Tri-Trophic Database, American Museum of Natural History

2010-2012 Animal Behavior Research Group Assistant, American Museum of Natural History 

Distinctions

2017 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

2017 Leakey Foundation Dissertation Research Grant

2017 Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

2016 Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

2016 MacMillan International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Yale University

2014 Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Doctoral Pilot Grant                                                        

2013 Shuster Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis, Hunter College, City University of New York

2012 Wieland & Kurchin Student Research Grants, Anthropology Department, Hunter College, CUNY

2007, Sherwood L. Washburn Senior Thesis Award, Anthropology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz