Sosthene Habumuremyi hopes to become the first Rwandan primatologist
- George and I, as members of the Leakey Foundation, help support students from
developing countries who are seeking graduate degrees outside of their home
country. One of this year's recipients is Sosthene Habumuremyi - who is working
to become the first Rwandan to earn a PhD in Primatology. His research is on
hormonal correlations of socio-sexual behaviors in female mountain gorillas.
Sosthene has worked at the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda and is currently
studying lab techniques at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
Here is a link to more info about him and his project:
And, for anyone who is really, really interested and would like to donate to
this cause, there is a donation link on the webpage. People who donate $50 get
this in return - "Sosthene will send you personal updates during the year,
including photos in the field and lab, provide blog-posts, and share stories."
You could connect your students to someone in the field!
If you'd like to know more about the Baldwin Fellowship check out this link:
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