ABOUT ME

​​I earned my PhD in 2014 from Arizona State University, then obtained three independent, internationally competitive postdoctoral fellowships in computer simulation modeling (McGill University, Canada), virology (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany) and disease signaling (Durham University, England). This diverse training underpins my collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to science. In 2019 I joined the University of Stirling's Psychology Department as a lecturer.

Sharon Kessler, primatology, anthropology, biology, conservation, Durham University, Sharon.E.Kessler@durham.ac.uk

Evolutionary Medicine

Evolution of care-giving for the sick in humans.

Social Complexity and Cognition

Evolution of the ability to recognize disease in others.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

One Health & Conservation Medicine

Trade-offs between behavioral and immune defenses.

Kin Recognition and Bioacoustics

Use of vocalizations for individual and kin recognition.

EDUCATION

2014 PhD Anthropology (Biological)

Arizona State University

School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

2007 MA Anthropology (Biological)

Arizona State University

School of Human Evolution and Social Change

2003 BA Anthropology

Vassar College

Department of Anthropology