Kyoto University's Dr. Katsuki Nakamura visits Anthropology Department
Dr. Katsuki Nakamura of the Primate Research Institute (PRI), Kyoto University, visited the Anthropology Department in early November. Dr. Nakamura was the first researcher at the PRI to host one of our graduate students. In summer 2015, he kindly welcomed Emily Munger into his lab to conduct a study on visual discrimination and reversal learning in aged marmosets. Under his guidance the project resulted in a publication in the journal Neuroscience Research. This study also marked the first collaboration between Dr. Nakamura’s lab and that of Emily’s advisor at Kent State, Dr. Mary Ann Raghanti.
Dr. Nakamura spent two days with us. Faculty and students gathered to welcome him, and Dr. Raghanti prepared cakes in the shape of a brain (see photos). We were delighted to show him our department and its neuroscience, genetics, and experimental archaeology labs; take him on a tour of campus; introduce him to colleagues in Psychology; and share wonderful dinner conversations with him. We look forward to his next visit and to future collaborations with his laboratory.