Clara Mariencheck

Clara Mariencheck
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Program: PhD Human Paleobiology

Year of Entry: Fall 2020

Advisor: Brenda Bradley

Current Research

Clara is a member of the Primate Genomics Lab. Her research interests include primate population genetics, immunogenetics, and social networks. Specifically, she is interested in investigating how immune system gene diversity in female chimpanzees affects sociality and dominance rank.


B.A. (Anthropology and Spanish), 2020, Washington University in St. Louis 

Research Experience

2017-2020 Research Assistant: Washington University in St. Louis, Primate Genetics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory


2021: General Small Grant, American Society of Primatologists ($1500)

2021: Special SARS-CoV-2 Grant International Primatological Society ($1500)

2021: Lewis N. Cotlow Award, The George Washington University ($1750)

2020: Excellence in Research Award, Washington University in St. Louis