- Professor of Anthropology
- Office: SEH (800 22nd St.) 6800
- [email protected]
Areas of Expertise
Evolutionary neuroscience; comparative neuroanatomy of the cerebral cortex in mammals.
Dr. Sherwood is a biological anthropologist interested in brain evolution in primates and other mammals. He is a member of the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology and GW Mind-Brain Institute. He also serves as a director of the National Chimpanzee Brain Resource.
Dr. Sherwood's research in evolutionary neuroscience is driven by an interest in how brains differ among species and how this variation is correlated with behavior, shaped by the rules of developmental biology, and encoded in the genome. Within the scope of this research, a particular focus is the examination of human brain organization in comparison to other primates.
Ph.D. 2003, Columbia University
M.A. 1998, Columbia University
M.A. 1996, New York University
B.A. 1995, Columbia University
Articles and Book Chapters
An up-to-date list of Dr. Sherwood's publications can be found on his laboratory's publications page.