The Scientist Is In: Anna Ragni
Come meet Anna Ragni from the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology and talk to her about her research! Anna studies two things that make humans weird in comparison to our primate relatives: the fact that we walk on two feet and that we take a long time to grow up. Using x-ray technology, she looks at the internal bone structure of hand and foot bones to understand how these two strange traits may have evolved in our fossil ancestors. Anna is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History where she has started investigating internal bone structure across mammals.
The Scientist Is In program provides opportunities for museum visitors to have informal conversations with scientists, and is not a formal lecture program. Drop in and join the conversation.