Gisela Sobral

Postdoctoral Research Associate of Biological Anthropology

Gisela Sobral studies both proximate (e.g., hormones) and ultimate (e.g., evolution) mechanisms of social behaviour and individual differences in behaviour. 

Research Interests

Gisela is a biologist, with a Master’s in Evolutionary Biology and a PhD in Animal Reproduction, all from Brazilian institutions. Throughout her career, she worked with mammals, particularly South American rodents and primates. Between her masters and her PhD, she spent a year as a research assistant at the Kalahari Meerkat Project, South Africa. At Washington University, she is working with Dr. Krista Milich on various projects, such as behavioural endocrinology of Atelids, and spatio-temporal use of the landscape by red colobus. Ultimately, she uses her understanding on behavioural endocrinology to promote the conservation of endangered species.


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