Cheryl Stimpson

Cheryl Stimpson

Senior Research Associate
Faculty: Research Staff
SEH 6950
Phone: 202-994-5923
[email protected]

Cheryl Stimpson studies primate behavioral, physiological, and brain development; primate cognition and comparative brain evolution; and animal behavior in general, and works in GW's Laboratory for Evolutionary Neurobiology.


M.S. 2005, Kent State University
B.S. 2001, University of Michigan


Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2011  Raghanti, M.A., G. Simic, S. Watson, C.D. Stimpson, P.R. Hof, and C.C. Sherwood. "Comparative analysis of the nucleus basalis of Meynert among primates," Neuroscience, 184: 1-15.

2011  Stimpson, C.D., N.A. Tetreault, J.M. Allman, B. Jacobs, C. Butti, P.R. Hof, and C.C. Sherwood. "Biochemical specificity of von Economo neurons in hominoids," American Journal of Human Biology 23(1): 22-28.

2010  Schenker, N.M., W.D. Hopkins, M.A. Spocter, A.R. Garrison, C.D. Stimpson, J.M. Erwin, P.R. Hof, and C.C. Sherwood. "Broca’s area homologue in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): probabilistic mapping, asymmetry, and comparison to humans," Cerebral Cortex, 20(3): 730-742.

2008  Sherwood, C.C., C.D. Stimpson, C. Butti, C.J. Bonar, A.L. Newton, J.M. Allman, and P.R. Hof.  "Neocortical neuron types in Xenarthra and Afrotheria: implications for brain evolution in mammals," Brain Structure and Function 213(3): 301-328.

Classes Taught

Research only.


Last updated June 9, 2017