Amy L. Bauernfeind, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

I am a comparative neurobiologist interested in how the biology of the brain underlies a species’ particular cognitive specializations and behavioral repertoire. My research program investigates neuroanatomical and molecular variation in primates to address questions of evolutionary significance, particularly with regard to the unique cognitive abilities of humans. I use two approaches when evaluating research questions of these types: molecular expression and quantitative neuroanatomical techniques.