Julia Stuhlträger is a doctoral student at the Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology. She is primarily interested in extant and extinct primates (especially chimpanzees and hominins). Recently, she was awarded a KLI writing-up fellowship to complete her PhD thesis.
Her research focuses on the form and function of hard tissues of the masticatory apparatus as well as on dietary adaptation. The main target is to quantify dental tissues three-dimensionally getting a more complete picture of physiological responses to dietary shifts, and to find out how these shifts are reflected in tooth wear.