Sharmi Sen, an anthropology graduate student, publishes an article in Hormones and Behavior. Sen's article uses long-term data spanning fourteen years as part of the ongoing Simien Mountains Gelada Research Project co-directed by UM BioAnth faculty and Sen's Ph.D. advisor - Dr. Jacinta Beehner. Sen's study examines social factors that impact the pace of male development in geladas and demonstrates that mothers and peers play a critical role in shaping male life history in geladas. This is Sen's first dissertation chapter focusing on male development in geladas and is part of Sen's Ph.D. in biological anthropology.

In addition to her research, Sen is currently a Graduate Student Instructor for ANTHRBIO 463 this term.