Dorothy Cheney & Robert Seyfarth

Departments of Biology and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Publications, Grad Students, Post-Docs


Emily Bray – email – (Website)

As an undergraduate at Duke University, Emily studied cognition in dogs with Brian Hare. Now in her third year as a graduate student, she is conducting a longitudinal study of social and cognitive development in puppies, based at The Seeing Eye© in New Jersey. Her goal is to identify those characteristics that make a good Seeing Eye© dog. Emily’s work is conducted jointly with us and with James Serpell at the Penn Vet School.

Andy Gersick – email

Andy studies the vocal communication of spotted hyenas at Kay Holekamp‘s research site in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Andy’s wife makes horror movies. Andy is now a post-doc at Princeton, working with Dan Rubenstein on the social behavior and communication of equids.

Isaac Schamberg – email

Isaac studies the vocal communication of free-ranging bonobos at the Lui Kotal research site in the Democratic Republic of Congo, established by Gottfried Hohmann. Isaac has been deported from more countries than any other graduate student in the Psychology Department.

Noah Snyder-Mackler – email – (Website)

For his PhD (2012), Noah studied patterns of kinship and cooperation in gelada monkeys in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, at the research site run by Jacinta Beehner and Thore Bergman. During these years, Noah was reputed to be the fastest chicken plucker in the Simien Mountains. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University, working with Jenny Tung, and has accepted a position of Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, university of Washington, beginning in 2017.

Previous graduate students and post-docs (since 1995)

Maria Rakhovskaya (graduate student)

Shermin de Silva (graduate student)

Julie Gros-Louis (graduate student)

Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez (graduate student)

Klaus Zuberbuhler (graduate student)

Michael Platt (graduate student)

Liza Moscovice (post-doc)

Cathy Crockford (post-doc)

Roman Wittig (post-doc)

Anne Engh (post-doc)

Jacinta Beehner (post-doc)

Thore Bergman (post-doc)

Dawn Kitchen (post-doc)

Julia Fischer (post-doc)

Marta Manser (post-doc)

Drew Rendall (post-doc)

Ryne Palombit (post-doc)

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