Current Members

Kathleen McDermott

Professor of Psychology
Principal Investigator

I am a Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. My research interests lie in the area of human memory. The home page outlines some of our recent research projects.

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Rachel E. B. Reid

Postdoctoral Researcher

My research spans deep geological, prehistoric, recent historical, and modern times, focusing on the behavior, evolution and geochemistry of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms.

Xinyi Liu


My research interests include the origins of agricultures, food globalisations in the past, plants domestication and ‘lost crops’ in East Asia.

Petra Levin

Professor, Department of Biology
Co-Director Plant and Microbial Biosciences Graduate Program

Joseph Jez

Chair & Professor, Department of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor