Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology
Occupation: Anthropologist, paleontologist, university professor
Expeditions: Paleontological field expeditions to China, Nepal, Pakistan, Kenya and Tanzania
Favorite Place to Be: A safe place
Best Discoveries: The first fossil chimpanzee, found in a collection of monkey fossils in a museum! That skin pigmentation is an evolutionary compromise between protection of the body against UV rays and production of an essential vitamin made possible by UV rays
Favorite Item in the Field: Clean drinking water
Personal Hero: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hobbies: Reading, jobbing, watching wildlife
Book: Skin: A Natural History
Advice: Don’t work for recognition. Do the work you love to the best of your ability and recognition will flow naturally to you.