Sims Patton

Sims Patton
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Areas of Expertise

Primatology, LIfe Histories, Primate Nutrition


Program: Human Paleobiology M.S. 

Year of Entry: Fall 2021

Advisor: Carson Murray

Current Research

I am interested in primate mother/infant relationships and the behavioral outcomes of exposure to early life adversity. I am currently looking at ecological effects of ENSO weather patterns on Gombe chimpanzee food availability and the impacts on infants born during these periods of extreme weather variability.


B.S. Animal and Veterinary Science, Clemson University

Research Experience

Yerkes National Primate Research Center - Behavioral Management Intern

Saint Louis Zoo - Animal Behavior Research Intern

Smithsonian's National Zoological Park - Primate Behavior Research Intern/Elephant Behavior Research Intern