Lunch Break Science: Alexandra Kralick

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Lunch Break Science: Alexandra Kralick
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Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Alexandra Kralick and learn about orangutan secondary sexual characteristic development. Kralick is interested in sex differences in growth and development of the skeleton in great apes and humans. A running theme in her work is busting the idea of a sex binary. She is PhD Candidate at University of Pennsylvania and NSF GRFP Fellow and earned a B.S. in Biological Anthropology from George Washington University, where she studied gorilla dental development and wrist bone shape.

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