In the Alemseged Lab
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We combine intensive field work with cutting edge technology to better understand human evolution.
Our teams investigate several sites in East Africa, including Dikika and Mille-Longya.
We imploy digital imaging to address questions that cannot be answered macroscopically. This includes synchroton and mini-CT scanning. We also use 3D scanning to render fossils into digital specimens for a variety of purposes.
Digital imaging allows us to use advanced software to plot landmarks, reconstruct missing aspects, and print specimens for qualitative examination, teaching, and sharing.
Latest Lab News
The Alemseged Lab team met for lunch and enjoyed the return of sunnier weather here in Chicago. We also welcome Dr. Mulugeta Alene, a Senior Geologist and Assistant Professor from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. "Mulu" is working with Zeray through The Neubauer...
Along with neurologist and Nobel Prize laureate Stanley Prusiner and theologian and secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America Emilce Cuda, Zeresenay Alemseged has been appointed by the Pope to be a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. See more...
The Alemseged Lab team attended this year's joint American Association of Biological Anthropologists (AABA) and Paleoanthropology Society meetings held in Denver, CO. At the Paleoanthropology Society, Yared presented "Facial Ontogeny in Australopithecus afarensis:...
With over 100 co-authors and over 2,000 citations,
research done at the Alemseged Lab is on-going and deliberate.
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Research at our lab strives to better understand our evolutionary past, physically and environmentally.
An impressive research and service history highlights his engagement with both past and present.