New student in town! Yameng Zhang is now beginning his PhD in human paleoneurology, with a joint collaboration between our lab and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Science (IVPP – Beijing), and under the supervision of Xiujie Wu. We recently celebrated this project with a meeting entitled “Evolving Humans between Europe and Asia”. Yameng got his Master Degree working on cranial capacity estimation in fragmented fossil specimens, and collaborating in projects on fossils like Jingchuan 1, Qihe Cave and Lantian, on sexual dimorphisms in Chinese crania, and on temporal bony labyrinthine morphology. He works with digital anatomy and computed morphometrics, and his studies will focus on the spatial relationships between brain and braincase in the human genus.
Welcome on board, Mr. Zhang!