Maya Szafraniec

Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

I am a graduate student in Integrated Anthropological Sciences. I study fetal-maternal conflict through the lens of comparative life history, ecology, and evolutionary theory. I use computational biology and genomics to examine the consequences of these trade offs on proximal impacts to health and disease, as well as on larger evolutionary questions. Areas where these conflicts may occur include fetal microchimerism and placenta biology. 

I earned my B.S. in Biology with minors in Anthropology and Mathematics from Saint Mary’s College of California, studying variation in gorilla skeletal morphology, specifically related to locomotor differences that may be correlated with altitude.