Research interests

I am interested in human brain evolution, notably from a paleoanthropological point of view. In such a perspective, the endocranium (usually studied in the form of an endocranial cast, or endocast) offers the only evidence of brain morphology in fossil hominins. I am currently studying endocranial ontogeny in a sample of extant great apes and modern humans, from fetal age to adulthood, using CT data and tools of geometric morphometrics. This research will provide an extant comparative framework for future studies of endocranial growth and development in fossil hominins.