Chelsea presents her research at Mizzou’s annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum

Our former undergraduate researcher and current MDC genetics assistant, Chelsea Titus, presented a poster on her undergraduate research on Lorisidae primates (aka slow loris and their evolutionary cousins.

Mizzou’s annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements to the Mizzou community. MU undergraduates from any major and all academic levels are eligible to present their work. Students presenting at the Forum are eligible to compete for the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements and win up to $500 in scholarship funding. – Undergraduate Research, University of Missouri

As a research project collaborating with anthropology PhD Candidate Rachel Munds, they investigated the evolutionary history of Lorisidae primates (Arctocebus, Loris, Nycticebus, and Perodicticus). They also looked at their phylogeny in relation to genes that influence coat color/patterning to better describe their taxonomy.

Congratulations to Chelsea on another successful research presentation!