Mary Ann Raghanti joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Mary Ann Raghanti has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

The main focus of my research is human brain evolution. I chose this field of study after spending an inordinate amount of time chasing monkeys around forests, hoping against hope that each of them would defecate close to a trail to facilitate fecal sample collection. That was followed by another unusually dedicated time period grinding up said samples for various analyses. Brains, on the whole, smell better. Nevertheless, the beguiling siren call of excreta returns to my lab and research in fascinating forms. I am driven by a passion to understand what makes us human, and one characteristic of our species is the presence bountiful scalp hair. This is just one reason why I am delighted, honored, and humbled to become a member of the LFHCfS.

Mary Ann Raghanti, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Ig Nobel Prize Winner (2020 Materials Science Prize)
Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, USA