I am currently employed as a Marie Curie
doctoral fellow (EVAN Training Network) at the Department of
Anthropology in Vienna, Austria. My studies are including the
morphometric analysis of crania, mandibles and teeth of
Australopithecines, early modern humans and extant hominoids.
The topics of my research will deal with the anatomical and
reference-based (geometrical and statistical) virtual reconstruction of
fossils, including questions of growth and development of the hominoid
skulls. Using the toolkit of Virtual Anthropology (VA) and Geometric
Morphometrics (GMM) this questions aim to examine the variation of
developmental growth patterns and the cranial modularity in hominoids.
Combining these methods with paleoecological and socioecological
findings, this is an effort to reconstruct some aspects of human