Contact Information
kramirez@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Research Interests
Paleoanthropology • Functional Morphology • Biomechanics • Suspensory Locomotion • LCA • Origins of Bipedalism • Fossil Hominin Arboreality  • Hominoid Locomotor Evolution • Soft Tissue Evolution

Education
(In Progress) Ph.D. Physical Anthropology
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
entered: Fall 2013

B.S. Biological Anthropology, 2013
Special Departmental Honors, cum laude
The George Washington University
Thesis: Analysis of the growth and development of the Daasanach from Ileret, Kenya in relation to ecology and subsistence strategy.
Advisor: Dr. Brian G. Richmond, Reader: Dr. Robin Bernstein

Teaching Experience
Fall 2016: ANT 171, Introduction to Human Evolution, Lehman College CUNY, Bronx, NY (Adjunct Lecturer)
ANTHP 101, Human Evolution (2 sections), Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY (Lab Instructor)
Spring 2016: ANT 171, Introduction to Human Evolution, Lehman College CUNY, Bronx, NY (Adjunct Lecturer)
Fall 2015: ANT 120, Human Evolutionary Biology (2 sections), Lehman College CUNY, Bronx, NY (Adjunct Lecturer)
Summer 2015: Human Gross Anatomy, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY (Teaching Fellow)
Fall 2014: ANT 120, Human Evolutionary Biology, Lehman College CUNY, Bronx, NY (Adjunct Lecturer)

Enrichment Activities
Introduction to Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Jan 2016, Transmitting Science

Competitive Fellowships and Awards
2016   Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Award (CUNY, $4,000)
2015   Pollitzer Student Travel Award (AAPA, $500)
2014   Honorable Mention, NSF GRFP
2013- IGERT Fellowship
2013   Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement Award (GWU, $500)
2012   Luther Rice Collaborative Fellowship (GWU, $5,000)

Peer-Reviewed Articles
2015 Leung, W., Shaffer, CD., Reed, LK., Smith, ST., Barshop, W.,… Ramirez, K.,…Elgin, SC. Drosophila Muller F elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics DOI: 10.1534/g3.114.015966

Published Abstracts
2016. Ramirez, K.R. Up in Arms: Early primate proximal ulnae show affinities with non- quadrupedal, non-primate mammalian taxa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

2015. Ramirez, K.R. and Pontzer, H. Estimates of fossil hominin quadriceps physiological cross sectional area from patellar dimensions. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 156, Supp. 60: 261.

2013 Ramirez, K. and Richmond, B.G. Analysis of Daasanach growth in relation to ecology and subsistence strategy. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Committee on Diversity, Undergraduate Research Symposium online supplement to the 82nd Annual Meeting, Pg. 31-32.

2013 Schroer, K., Ramirez K., and Wood, B. Mandibular premolar morphology is correlated with mechanically challenging diets in sympatric primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150, Supp. 56: 246.

Collections Visited for Research
American Museum of Natural History
Mammalogy and Anthropology

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Division of Mammals

Currated Collections and Databases
2015- Dental Anthropology Collection
Stefan Lab, Lehman College-CUNY

2013-2014 Osteology Teaching Collection
Anthropology Department, Lehman College-CUNY

2013 Primate Linear Skeletal Measurements (contributed)
Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History

2012 FxJj20 site complex (Koobi Fora) artifacts (contributed)
Archaeology Division, National Museums of Kenya

2012 Koobi Fora Field School Teaching Collections
Koobi Fora Base Camp

2012 Archaeo-biology Collections (contributed)
National Museum of Natural History

2011- 2012 EMu, Research and Collections Information System (contributed)
Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History

2011 Terry Collection Relocation (contributed)
Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

2011 Biological Anthropology Teaching Collection
Anthropology Department, George Washington University

2010-2011 National Education Standards through Art
Education Department, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fieldwork
2014 Mygdonia Basin, Greece
Paleoanthropology at the Gates of Europe; University of Tübingen
Survey, Excavation, Fossil Cleaning and Preparation

2012 Koobi Fora, Kenya
Koobi Fora Field School, Rutgers University
Intern; Anthropometric Data Collection (Honors Thesis), Survey, Excavation, Artifact Curation, Total Station

2011 Koobi Fora, Kenya
Koobi Fora Field School, Rutgers University
Survey, Excavation, Experimental Archaeology, Biomechanical Experimentation

Service
2014-16 Graduate Mentor/ Reviewer, AAPA Committee on Diversity Undergraduate Research Symposium
2014-15 Judge, New York City Science and Education Fair (for highschool students)
2013-14 Alumni Interviewer, Admissions Office, George Washington University

Public Outreach
2015-      Meet the Scientist, Hall of Human Origins, American Museum of Natural History
2014-15  Contributor, NYCEP Blog
2009-11  Art a la Cart Presenter, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Professional Affiliations
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Paleoanthropology Society

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