Annika Paukner, Ph.D., joined the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology in 2006. She earned both her B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Stirling, Scotland. Her research interests focus on cognitive processes and social behavior in non-human primates with particular emphasis on the effects of the early rearing environment on infant development. Dr. Paukner currently coordinates a longitudinal project investigating the causes and consequences of neonatal imitation in infant rhesus macaques. A second aspect of her research involves social decision making in Cebus monkeys, a project for which she is also the PI. Her work combines social, developmental, and comparative aspects, and utilizes both experimental and observational approaches.