Sean Lee from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology will be in the exhibit with touchable objects to answer questions and talk about his research. Sean studies the evolution of the genus Pan, which comprises humans’ closest living relatives, chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus). His research focuses on patterns of physical growth and behavioral development in wild populations of both species, specifically the chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania and the bonobos of LuiKotale, Democratic Republic of Congo. Sean is a student in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology and conducts his research in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
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.