Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson

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Program: Ph.D. Human Paleobiology

Year of Entry: Fall 2019

Advisor: Carson Murray

Current Research

Rachel is interested in how female primates have evolved to adapt to both behavioral and environmental pressures throughout various reproductive stages. Additionally, she is interested in the extent to which mother-infant relationships, as well as the health and stress of the mother might affect offspring development and success in later life


BA (Biology & Psychology), 2016, Waynesburg University 

Research Experience

2017-2018: Research Inter


2019: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship