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Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Boston University. January 1, 2017 - Present. On medical leave Spring 2017.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology & Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. February 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis. October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015.


  • The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Anthropology Ph.D. February 2015
    Ph.D. Advisor: Eric Delson
    Dissertation title: Was there a sensory trade-off in primate evolution? The vomeronasal groove as a means of understanding the vomeronasal system in the fossil record.
  • The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Anthropology M.Phil, October 2010
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology B.A. with honors and special honors in Anthropology, May 2005
    Advisor: John Kappelman


2014. Garrett EC and Steiper ME. Strong Links between genomic and anatomical diversity of both mammalian olfactory chemosensory systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences: 281(1783).  Link

2013. Garrett EC, Dennis JC, Bhatnagar KP, Durham EL, Burrows AM, Bonar CJ, Steckler NK, Morrison EE, Smith TD. The vomeronasal complex of nocturnal strepsirhines and implications for the ancestral condition in primates. The Anatomical Record: 296(12) 1881-1894.  Link.

2011. Smith, TD, Garrett EC, Bhatnagar KP, Bonar CJ, Bruening A, Dennis JC, Kinzinger JH, Johnson EW, Morrison EE. The vomeronasal organ of New World Monkeys (Platyrrhini). The Anatomical Record: 2158-2178.  Link.

2011. Smith TD, Dennis JC, Bhatnagar KP, Garrett EC, Bonar CJ, Morrison EE. Olfactory marker protein expression in the vomeronasal neuroepithelium of tamarins (Saguinus spp). Brain Research (1375): 7-18.  Link.

Published Abstracts

2014. Garret EC. Life History variables and vomeronasal groove length in primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 153 (S58): 124. [abstract]. 

2013. Garrett EC and Steiper, ME. Testing the color vision priority hypothesis in primates: acquisition of trichromatic color vision affects the vomeronasal system and not the main olfactory system. PaleoAnthropology. [abstract]

2011. Steiper ME and Garrett EC. Testing the correlation between the anatomical structures ofodorant and pheromone perception and their corresponding gene families in primates and other mammals. [abstract]

2011. Smith TD, Garrett EC, Bhatnagar, KP, Bonar CJ, Breuning, AE, Dennis JC. New findings on the vomeronasal complex of platyrrhine primates. [abstract]

2011. Garrett EC and Smith TD. Reconstructing the vomeronasal system of the earliest primates. [abstract]

2010. Garrett EC. Getting in the groove: indirect observations of the primate vomeronasal system using CT. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141(S50). [abstract]

2009. Garrett EC, Smith TD, Burrows AM, Bonar CJ. Osteological correlates of the vomeronasal system in primates. Poster, American Journal of Physical Anthropology (S48): 132. [abstract]

2008. Garrett EC and Delson ED. Geometric morphometric analysis of the ontogeny of canine and craniofacial growth in Colobus guereza: implications for its lack of canine dimorphism. Poster, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(S46): 101. [abstract]

2008. Steiper ME, Swedell L, Chowdhury S, Garrett EC. A comparison of inexpensive methods for obtaining DNA from the feces of baboons. Poster, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(S46): 200. [abstract]

2004. Kappelman J, Ikiz S, Thompson LM, Garrett EC, Gosselin-Ildari AD, Solhan CR, Wetz B. An interactive digital library of human and primate anatomy. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation's Annual National Science Digital Library Meeting, Chicago.


Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

2015 Wenner-Gren Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation

2010 CUNY Writing Fellowship
2010 Student Poster Prize. IGERT Conference, National Science Foundation
2010 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
2009 Graduate Student Research Grant. The Graduate Center, CUNY
2006 Summer Research Fellowship. New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology
2005 Chancellor's Fellowship/Graduate Teaching Fellowship. The Graduate Center, CUNY
2005 Deans Distinguished Scholar. College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas
2005 Rappaport-King Thesis Scholarship. University of Texas
2004 University of Texas Anthropological Society Conference Fund Award. University of Texas
2004 Undergraduate Research Award. University of Texas
2004 Undergraduate Research Fellowship. University of Texas
2004 Hibbs Departmental Scholarship. University of Texas

Teaching and Professional Experience

2011-2013 - Adjunct Lecturer and Lab Instructor (ANT 101: Introduction to Human Evolution), Hunter College
2012 - Lab Instructor (What Makes us Human?), Queens School of Inquiry, Queens College
2010 - Adjunct Lecturer (ANT 269: Introduction to Human Variation), Lehman College
2006 - 2010- Adjunct Lecturer (ANT171: Introduction to Human Evolution), Lehman College
2004 - 2005 - Senior Student Associate, The eSkeletons Project (

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Paleoanthropology Society, International Primatological Society, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Association of University Women