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Dr

Varsha Pilbrow

Lecturer - Topographic Anatomy
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
anthropology
evolutionary biology
gorilla
animals
chimpanzee
archaeology
mandibular molars
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Dr

Varsha Pilbrow

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Human Evolution
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Dr

Varsha Pilbrow

 

Varsha completed her PhD in Biological Anthropology from New York University, USA in January 2003. She worked as a Post Doctoral Research Associate at George Washington University (2003-2004) and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2004-2006).

She joined the University of Melbourne as a Research Fellow in 2006 and is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.

Varsha’s research interests lie in understanding the processes that govern the diversification of populations into subspecies and species, and in seeking the morphological, especially dental correlates of this evolutionary process. She specializes in the dental morphology of the living apes – chimpanzees, gorillas, orang-utans and gibbons, and is currently working on a project funded by the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation developing models based on apes to address questions relating to the taxonomy and phylogeny of fossil hominids. Varsha is also involved in a bioarchaeology research project in the Republic of Georgia, studying the physical anthropology of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites at the cross-roads of major human migration routes.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2012

Professional Development Grant

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

2006

University of Illinois Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2002

Ales Hrdlicka Student Prize

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer - Topographic Anatomy

Anatomy And Neuroscience

Regular Member

Australia New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists

Regular Member

Australasian Society of Human Biology

Regular Member

International Primatological Society

Regular Member

Dental Anthropology Association

Regular Member

Australasian Primate Society

Regular Member

Paleoanthropology Society

Regular Member

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

New York University

Master of Philosophy

New York University

Master of Arts

New York University

Master of Arts

University of Pune

Bachelor of Arts

University of Bombay