B.Sc. in Genetics and Anthropology, Purdue University, USA (2008)
My research interests lie in the general field of genetic methodologies, as well as the study of evolution in particular.
My current research focuses on the study of male success strategies, as specific to Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii). I am interested in determining how levels of reproductive success differ based on rank, physiology and employed strategies of males in a given population. Through the determination of genetic relatedness between individuals and paternity assignments from two main sampling sites (Suaq, Ketambe) over a period of up to 14 years in combination with the respective observational data, I hope on being able to establish a more conclusive insight into patterns of reproductive success than past studies have been able to.