Lab Members

PI – Julie Teichroeb -BSc, MA, PhD – University of Calgary
Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4
Office: MW343, Phone: 416-208-8177; Lab: SW223B, 647-601-4492
Email: julie.teichroeb(at)

T. Jean Arseneau-Robar – Jean is an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab examining the evolutionary origins of cooperation in primates.

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Karyn Anderson – Karyn did her MSc in the lab and is now a PhD student studying the hormonal drivers of infant handling by males in Angolan colobus at Nabugabo. karyn.anderson(at)


Tamara Kumpan – Tamara did her MSc in the lab and is now a PhD student examining the mechanisms of social buffering in ring-tailed lemurs. tamara.kumpan(at)

Virendra Mathur – Virendra is a PhD student exploring spatial cognition in Himalayan grey langurs. viren.mathur(at)


Eve Smeltzer – Eve is a PhD student examining the patterns and determinants of leadership during vervet group movements. eve.smeltzer(at)

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Samantha Stead – Sam did her MSc in the lab and is now a PhD student studying maternal stress and its effect on infant development in flying squirrels in Ontario. sam.stead(at)

Frances Adams – Frances is a MSc student working on factors influencing male-male social relationships in Rwenzori colobus. frances.adams(at)

Erica Fowler – Erica is a MSc student studying vervet monkey cognition and foraging strategies at Nabugabo. erica.fowler(at)

Eric Vasey – Eric is a MSc student exploring cognition in eastern gray squirrels in Ontario. eric.vasey(at)

Lab Alumni

Florence Landry, MSc – Male and female strategies during interunit interactions in the Rwenzori Angolan colobus (Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii) multi-level society at Nabugabo, Uganda. (Pursuing a PhD with Iulia Badescu at the University of Montreal)

Mingfei Li, MSc – Influence of age, sex, and dominance rank on intragroup spatial position, foraging strategy and feeding success in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus). (Pursuing a PhD with David Samson at the University of Toronto)

Keren Klass, PhD – Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) Demography and Behaviour in Unprotected Forest Fragments around Palenque National Park, Mexico. (Now a postdoc in the lab of Gili Greenbaum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,

Samuel Poirier-Poulin, MSc – Cataloging the Vocal Repertoire of an African Colobine, Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii. (Finishing a masters of game studies at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland)