Eve Boyle

Eve Boyle

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Eve Boyle is interested in the evolution of the human diet, and when and how changes in body form occurred across hominin evolution. Her dissertation research will explore whether or not there is a relationship between diet and the bones of the pelvis and thorax in primates. Other research interests include the comparative morphology of the hominoid foot and ankle. Eve also engages in projects that build educational equity, raise excitement, and support diversity in STEM, for both K-12 and undergraduate populations.  

 

Education

BA, Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, Boston University, 2014

MPhil, Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, 2018


Year Entered GW Program: 2014

Advisors: Sergio Almécija and Bernard Wood

Publications

Journal articles

Boyle EK, McNutt E, Sasaki T, Suwa G, Zipfel B, and DeSilva JM. 2018. A quantification of calcaneal lateral plantar process position with implications for bipedal locomotion in Australopithecus. Journal of Human Evolution https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.05.008.

Wilson AB, Brown KM, Misch J, Miller CH, Klein BA, Taylor MA, Goodwin M, Boyle EK, Hoppe C, Lazarus MD. 2018. Breaking with tradition: A scoping meta‐analysis analyzing the effects of student‐centered learning and computer‐aided instruction on student performance in anatomy. Anatomical Sciences Education https://doi.org/10.1002/ase.1789.

Wilson A, Miller C, Klein B, Taylor M, Goodwin M, Boyle EK, Brown K, Hoppe C, and Lazarus M. 2017. A meta-analysis of anatomy laboratory pedagogies. Clinical Anatomy. Clinical Anatomy 31: 122-133. https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.22934

Wood B and Boyle EK. 2016. Hominin taxic diversity: Fact or fantasy?. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159 (S61): S37–S78. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22902

Boyle EK and DeSilva JM. 2015. A Large Homo erectus Talus From Koobi Fora, Kenya (KNM-ER 5428) and Pleistocene Hominin Talar Evolution. PaleoAnthropology 2015:1-13. http://www.paleoanthro.org/media/journal/content/PA20150001.pdf

 

Book chapters

Hatala K and Boyle EK. Foot anatomy and function in the genus Homo. In The Evolution of the Primate Foot: Perspectives from Anatomical, Developmental, Functional and Paleontological Evidence, eds. Zeininger A, Hatala K, Wunderlich R, Schmitt D. Springer, forthcoming.

Furness JB, Fakhry J, Gajewski J, Boyle EK, and Fothergill LJ. 2018. Comparative Physiology and Anatomy of the Digestive System and their Evolutionary Implications. In Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Medicine, eds. Brüne M. & Schiefenhövel W. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.  

Boyle EK and Wood B. 2017. Human evolutionary history. In Evolution of Nervous Systems 2e, Volume 4: The Evolution of the Human Brain: Apes and other Ancestors, ed. Preuss TM. Elsevier. pp. 19-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-804042-3.00102-0

Wood B and Boyle EK. 2017. Hominins: Context, origins, and taxic diversity. In On Human Nature 1e, Part 1: Biological basis of human diversity, eds. Tibayrenc M. & Ayala FJ. Elsevier. pp. 17-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-420190-3.00002-8

 

Conference abstracts

Boyle EK and Almécija SA. 2018. Identifying correlates of diet in the primate torso: A case study in iliac flare. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 7: 26.

Boyle EK and Almécija SA. 2018. Iliac flare is related to body mass and gut size in apes, but not in monkeys. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165: 34-35.

Brown K, Wilson AB, Misch J, Miller CH, Klein BA, Taylor MA, Goodwin M, Boyle EK, Hoppe C, Lazarus M. 2018. Breaking with Tradition: A scoping meta-analysis analyzing the effects of student-centered aided instruction on student performance in anatomy. The FASEB Journal 32: S508.11.

Wood B and Boyle EK. 2017. Human Evolution: A Realistic Perspective? Primate Eye 123: 32. 

Boyle EK, Almécija SA. 2017. A macroevolutionary perspective on human gut proportions. 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: S64.128.

Wilson A, Miller C, Klein B, Taylor M, Goodwin M, Boyle E, Brown K, Hoppe C, and Lazarus M. 2017. A 50 year review and meta-analysis of anatomy laboratory pedagogies. The FASEB Journal 31: S392.1. 

Boyle E, Dumouchel L, Lee S, McGrath K, Peña A, Vakiener M, McFarlin S, Sherwood C. 2017. Diversity in Science at GW’s Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology. GW Diversity Summit: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion at GW.

Boyle EK, Bernardoni DM, Schneider AL. 2016. The effect of naturally inclined substrates on foot strike position in a habitually unshod population. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical

Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159: 101.

Swanson ZS, DeSilva JM, Boyle EK, Joseph KM, McNutt EJ. 2016. Variation in Lateral Plantar Process Position and Functional Implications in Living Humans. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159: 308.

Wood B and Boyle EK. Hominin Taxic Diversity: Fact or Fantasy? 2016. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159: 338.

Brennan EJ, Boyle EK, Pobiner B. 2016. Identifying diagnostic criteria on cut marked bone: A methodological comparison. PaleoAnthropology Society Annual Meeting, 2016.

Boyle EK, Zipfel B, DeSilva JM. 2015. Variation in lateral plantar process morphology and implications for Australopithecus. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156: 91.

 

Research Experience

2017 – present Visiting researcher: Primate postcranial collections, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. 

2016 – 2017 Meta-analysis of gross anatomy laboratory pedagogies, PIs: Adam Wilson, Kirsten Brown, and Michelle Lazarus.

2016 – present Evaluating convergence in gut organ surface area proportions in primates and mammals within a macroevolutionary framework, with Sergio Almécija.

2015 – 2016 Identifying diagnostic criteria on cut marked bone butchered by experts and novices, with Briana Pobiner and Emily Brennan.

2014 – present Quantifying calcaneal lateral process position in apes and fossil hominins, with Jeremy DeSilva.

2015 Koobi Fora Field School Staff Assistant and Researcher, Koobi Fora, East Turkana, Kenya

2013. Undergraduate Researcher, DeSilva Paleoanthropology Lab, Boston University. Senior project: “A large Homo erectus talus from Koobi Fora, Kenya (KNM-ER 5428), and Pleistocene hominin talar evolution.” Advisor: Jeremy DeSilva.

2013 Turkana Basin Institute Field School, West Turkana, Kenya, Stony Brook University


CASHP Blog Entries

A Beginner's Guide to Poster Presentations

GW Women in STEM First Annual Symposium – Hopefully the First of Many

Moving Forward

Distinctions

2018 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation ($7,196)

2018 Summer Dissertation Fellowship, The George Washington University ($3,000)

2018 Lewis. N Cotlow Fund Award, The George Washington University ($1,800)

2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ($34,000/year for 3 years)

2015 Faculty and Staff Innovation Grant: “GW Women in STEM First Annual Symposium” Shenkman Career Services Fund, The George Washington University ($1,655)

2015 Zelma Reidling Warren Bannister and William Warren Graduate Fellowship Award for field travel expenses (Koobi Fora, Kenya) ($875)

2014 Award for Excellence in Anthropology, Boston University