Elaine Guevara

Elaine Guevara

Title:
Postdoctoral Scientist
Email:
[email protected]

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

Education

PhD, Anthropology, Yale University, 2018
MPhil, Anthropology, Yale University, 2015
MA, Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2013
BA, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2007

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Staes N, Sherwood CC, Wright K, Manuel M, Guevara EE, Marques-Bonet T, Krützen M, Massiah M, Hopkins WD, Ely JJ, Bradley BJ. FOXP2 variation in great ape populations offers insight into the evolution of communication skills. Scientific Reports 7:16866. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-16844-x

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

Guevara EE, Chen‐Kraus C, Jacobs RL, Baden AL (2017) Celebrating fifty years of research at the Duke Lemur Center. Evolutionary Anthropology 26:47-48. 

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, Webster TH, Ranaivonasy J, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ, Harris, RA, Liu Y, Murali SC, Raveendran M, Hughes DST, Muzny DM, Yoder AL, Worley KC, Rogers J (Podium Presentation, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2018). Evolutionary genomics of Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi). 

Guevara EE, Webster TH, Ranaivonasy J, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ, Harris, RA, Liu Y, Murali SC, Raveendran M, Hughes DST, Muzny DM, Yoder AL, Worley KC, Rogers J (Podium Presentation, Northeastern Evolutionary Primatology Conference, Oct 2017). Evolutionary genomics of Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi). 

*White C, Guevara EE, Chen-Kraus CL, Ranaivonasy J, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ. (Poster Presentation, Northeastern Evolutionary Primatology Conference, Oct 2017). Genetic diversity of Propithecus verreauxi across Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve.

Guevara EE, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (Poster Presentation, International Primatological Society, Aug 2016) Preliminary characterization of the oral microbiome of a wild lemur, Propithecus verreauxi.

Guevara EE, Ranaivonasy J, Richard AF, Ratsirarson J, Lawler RR, Bradley BJ (Poster Presentation, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2016) A simple, economical protocol for DNA extraction and amplification where there is no lab. Am J Phys Anthropol 159, Supplement 62: 163-164.

Steiper ME, Guevara EE, Pugh KD (Podium Presentation by coauthor, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2016) The application of gene tree-based phylogenetic methods to primate morphological data sets. Am J Phys Anthropol 159, Supplement 62: 302.

Guevara EE, Veilleux C, Saltonstall K, Caccone A, Mundy NI, Bradley BJ (Poster Presentation, American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 2015) Examining the co-evolution of primates and angiosperms: Brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors. Am J Phys Anthropol 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. Am J Phys Anthropol 150, Supplement 56: 139.

*student mentee presentation

 

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