Hello everyone and welcome back to The PrimateCast! We're back at it with another interview installment to kick off, in rather tardy fashion, 2014...
To get things back on track, we've enlisted the help of CICASP graduate student Ms. Sofi Bernstein (see the announcement here), who's taken on a summer internship with us following the departure of Chris Martin, who has now left Japan to assume a position in the United States (more on that in an upcoming podcast).
To kick things off in summer 2014, we've gone back to the archives and dug up a few older interviews we managed to conduct in recent years. But don't worry, a few updates follow the interviews as well so we don't get left behind.
In the current podcast, we present an interview conducted in March 2012 with Dr. Miho Inoue-Murayama, Professor at the Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University. Dr. Inoue-Murayama specializes in behavioral genetics, and has an extensive list of ongoing collaborative projects focused on understanding genetic diversity in nature and determining genetic markers for various behavioral phenotypes, including among other things personality. In this interview, she talks about a few of these projects, but we also got to hear from a pair of her international students at the time, now Dr. Sharif Ramadan of Egypt and Dr. Christopher Adenyo of Ghana. Their stories serve to illustrate how Dr. Inoue-Murayama's work not only offers ways forward in academic circles but also contains a strong applied component aimed at improving development efforts around the world.
You can find out more about Dr. Inoue-Murayama and her work, such as the DNA Zoo, on her academic profile.
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Photo credit: Kyoto University