Alexis Uluutku

Areas of Expertise

Anatomy, Osteology, Morphological Systematics, Paleoecology

Background

Program: Human Paleobiology Ph.D (Skeletal biology and paleoecology of Paranthropus boisei)

Year of Entry: Fall 2019

Advisor: Bernard Wood

Current Research

Alexis Uluutku is interested in competition between early Homo and Paranthropus in eastern Africa during the Pleistocene. Specifically, she uses 3D geometric morphometric shape-change analysis on dental specimens through time to test the effect of interspecific competition on hominin taxic diversity.

Education

B.S. Evolutionary Biology, 2019, University of Iowa

B.S. Biological Anthropology, 2019, University of Iowa