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- 2017 PhD, Biological Anthropology, New York University
- 2011 MS, Physical Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Thesis: The development of overbite in modern humans
- 2011 BA (summa cum laude), Physical Anthropology, minor in Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Honors thesis: The relationship of the proximal femur to femoral length in children
- Present-2018 Assistant Professor of Anatomy, School of Chiropractic, Universidad Central del Caribe
- 2018-2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Dickinson College
- 2018. Villamil CI. Phenotypic integration of the cervical vertebrae in the Hominoidea (Primates). Evolution 72(3):490-517. doi: 10.1111/evo.13433
- 2017. Villamil CI. Locomotion and basicranial anatomy in primates and marsupials. J Hum Evol 111:163-178. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.07.003
- 2016. Williams SA, Middleton ER, Villamil CI, Shattuck MR. Vertebral numbers and human evolution. Am J Phys Anthropol 159(S61):S19-S36. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22901
- 2015. Ortiz A, Pilbrow V, Villamil CI, Korsgaard JG, Bailey SE, Harrison T. The taxonomic and phylogenetic affinities of Bunopithecus sericus, a fossil hylobatid from the Pleistocene of China. PLOS ONE 10(7):e0131206. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131206
- In review. Ortiz A, Zhang Y, Jin C, Wang Y, Zhu M, Kimock C, Villamil CI, He K, Harrison T. Morphometric analysis of fossil hylobatid molars from the Pleistocene of southern China. PLOS ONE.
- In prep. Villamil CI. Functional morphology of the axis vertebra (C2) in anthropoid primates.
- In prep. Villamil CI. Factors linked to integration and evolvability in the primate cranium.
Selected conference abstracts:
- 2018. Villamil CI. Character displacement in two New World monkey genera, Cebus and Alouatta. Latin American Association of Biological Anthropology. [poster abstract]
- 2018. Villamil CI. Size and the morphology of the C2 (axis) vertebra in primates. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. [poster abstract]
- 2018. Taboada H, Antón S, Williams SA, Laird MF, Stock MK, Villamil CI, Bauman Surrat SE, González-Velez O, Schmitt CA, Dubuc C, Higham JP. Intra-demic morphological variation: using the Cayo Santiago macaques to model plasticity in the fossil record. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. [symposium poster]
- 2017. Villamil CI. The evolution of magnitudes of phenotypic integration in the primate cranium. American Association of Anatomists Regional Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. [abstract]
- 2017. Villamil CI. From the top of your head: phenotypic integration in the head and neck. Fed Am Soc Exp Biol J. [invited symposium abstract]
Recent research grants:
- 2018. Grant for Scholarly Project. Dickinson College. $3000
- 2016. Provost’s Global Research Initiative Fellowship. New York University. $6097
- 2015. Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. The Wenner-Gren Foundation. $16,094
- 2015. Antonina S. Ranieri International Scholars Fund. New York University. $750
- 2014. Margaret and Herman Sokol Travel/Research Award for Predoctoral Students in the Sciences. New York University. $3000
- 2018-2019, Course director, Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy (dissection-based)
- 2018, Course director, Principles of Human Evolution
- 2018, Course director, Growth and Development
Recent lab and fieldwork:
- 2018, 2016 Research assistant in primate morphometric and microbiome data collection, Caribbean Primate Research Center
- 2016 Laetoli and Eyasi Plateau mid-Pliocene localities, Tanzania
- 2015 Mary Leakey Olduvai Gorge collections assistant, National Museums of Tanzania
- 2012 Sanisera Roman necropolis excavation, Menorca, Spain
- 2012 Laboratory intern, Molecular Primatology Laboratory, New York University
Institutions where I’ve carried out research:
American Museum of Natural History; Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; Museum of Comparative Zoology; Field Museum; Museum für Naturkunde; Senckenberg Museum; Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle; Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique; Royal Museum of Central Africa; Naturalis Biodiversity Center; Natural History Museum London; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; Center for the Study of Human Origins; University of Witwatersrand; Makerere University; British Museum; Powell-Cotton Museum; Caribbean Primate Research Center; University of Notre Dame; Penn Museum; Philadelphia Zoo.