Dr. Alan Walked passed away on November 20, 2017. A paleoanthropologist known for his work in early human evolution, Dr. Walker was the Evan Pugh Professor of Biological Anthropology and Biology at the Pennsylvania State University and was also a research scientist at the National Museum of Kenya. During his impressive career Dr. Walker discovered the “Black Skull” and was also on the research team that discovered Turkana Boy. He received many awards throughout his life, including a MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant”. In this episode, Chris and Cara honor and remember his many contributions to the field with his former PhD student Dr. Leslea Hlusko and his former postdoc Dr. Peter Ungar.

You can find their memorial piece here: royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098…m.2019.0017
To learn more about Dr. Ungar, you can visit his website: ungarlab.uark.edu/
You can learn more about Dr. Hlusko’s work here: www.lesleahlusko.org/

Contact the Sausage of Science and Human Biology Association:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/humanbiologyassociation
Website:humbio.org/, Twitter: @HumBioAssoc

Cara Ocobock, Website: sites.nd.edu/cara-ocobock/, Email:cocobock@nd.edu, Twitter:@CaraOcobock

Chris Lynn, HBA Public Relations Committee Chair, Website:cdlynn.people.ua.edu/, Email:cdlynn@ua.edu, Twitter:@Chris_Ly

Theresa Gildner, Website: bonesandbehavior.org/theresa_gildner, Email: Theresa.E.Gildner@dartmouth.edu, Twitter: @TEGildner

Delaney Glass, Website: dglass.netlify.app/, Email: dglass1@uw.edu, Twitter: @GlassDelaney

Alexandra Niclou, Email: aniclou@nd.edu, Twitter: @fiat_Luxandra

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