EDUCATION .
Ph.D. Anthropology. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. Biology & Music. Grinnell College

 CONTACT .
Email: elizabeth.mallott(at)northwestern.edu

Phone: 847-467-6579
Office: 1801 Maple Avenue

 

 RESEARCH INTERESTS .

My research focuses on the behavioral, physiological, developmental, and evolutionary consequences of faunivory in nonhuman and human primates. I examine how consumption of invertebrate and other animal prey influences the foraging ecology of primates, and how commensal relationships between hosts and their gut microbiota shape foraging strategies in insect-feeding primates. My research employs innovative molecular and bioinformatics methods, including DNA metabarcoding and metagenomics, as a complement to behavioral and ecological methods. More information can be found on my personal website.

 

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS .

  1. EK Mallott, PA Garber, RS Malhi. (2017). Integrating feeding behavior, ecological data, and DNA barcoding to identify developmental differences in invertebrate foraging strategies in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: 241-254.
  2. JE Molto, O Loreille, EK Mallott, RS Malhi, S Fast, J Daniels-Higginbotham, C Marshall, R Parr. (2017). Complete mitochondrial genome sequencing of a burial from a Romano-Christian cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt. Genes 8: 262.
  3. G Figueiro, L Cabrera Pérez, J Lindo, EK Mallott, A Owings, RS Malhi, M Sans. Análisis del genoma mitocondrial de dos individuos inhumados en el sitio arqueológico CG14E01 “Isla Larga” (Rocha, Uruguay). (2017). Revista Argentina de Antropología Biológica 19: 1-17.
  4. EK Mallott, PA Garber, RS Malhi. High-throughput sequencing of fecal DNA to identify insects consumed by wild Weddell’s saddleback tamarins (Saguinus weddelli, Cebidae, Primates) in Boliva. (2015). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156: 474-481.
  5. PA Garber, A McKenney, EK Mallott. The ecology of trunk-to-trunk leaping in Saguinus fuscicollis: implications for understanding locomotor diversity in callitrichines. (2012). Neotropical Primates 12: 1-7.