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Laboratory methods

Scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron x-ray imaging are powerful tools for studying developing tooth enamel.

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Experimentation

Part of my research entailed raising experimental sheep in Concord, MA, altering their drinking water, and observing blood and tooth isotope equilibration with environmental oxygen sources.

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Fossil collection

The ephemeral Kokiselei laga in Turkana, Kenya, is the site of important fossil remains that contain clues about the environment and climate of sites of hominin occupation.

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Compound-specific imaging reveals patterns of organic and mineral deposition during tooth growth

Working with James Weaver, we have documented the magnitude of oxygen, calcium, phosphorus and carbon deposition in secretory and maturation matrices during molar mineralization.

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Miocene deposits at the site of Lothagam in Turkana, Kenya

Lothagam sandstone deposits photographed while TAing for Craig Feibel and the Turkana Basin Institute Field School at Turkwel in Turkana, Kenya.

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Student mentorship in fellowships and evolutionary biology at Eliot House, Harvard College

I have served a tutor at Eliot House for 4 years, providing support for students seeking fellowship and other funding sources, and advising in Human Evolutionary Biology.

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