2018-present Postdoctoral Associate - Anthropology Department, Boston University
2016-2018 Associate Lecturer - Anthropology and Geography Department, Oxford Brookes University
2018 PhD, Anthropology and Geography, Oxford Brookes University
2016 MPhil, Anthropology and Geography, Oxford Brookes University
2015 AA, Teaching in Higher Education, Oxford Brookes University
2014 MSc, Primate Conservation, Oxford Brookes University
2012 BA, Physical Anthropology with French, Washington University in St. Louis
Poindexter SA, Reinhardt KD, Nijman V, and Nekaris KAI. 2018. Slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.) display evidence of handedness in the wild and in captivity. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. Doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2018.1457046
Gardiner M, Weldon A, Poindexter SA, Gibson N, and Nekaris KAI. 2018. Survey of practitioners handling slow lorises (Primates: Nycticebus): an assessment of the harmful effects of slow loris bites. Journal of Venom Research. Vol 9. In press
Svensson MS, Nekaris KAI, Bearder SK, Bettridge C, Butynski TM, Susan M Cheyne SM, Das N, de Jong YA, Luhrs AM, Luncz L, Maddock ST, Andrew Perkin A, Elizabeth Pimley E, Poindexter SA, Spaan D, Reinhardt K, Stark DJ, Starr CR, and Nijman V. 2018. Sleep patterns, daytime predation and the evolution of diurnal sleep site selection in lorisiforms. Invited article for the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. In Press
Poindexter S and Nekaris KAI. 2017. Vertical clingers and gougers: rapid acquisition of adult limb proportions facilitates feeding behaviours in young Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus). Mammalian Biology-Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 87, pp.40-49.
Nekaris KAI, Poindexter S, Reinhardt KD, Sigaud M, Cabana F, Wirdateti W, and Nijman V. 2017. Co-existence between primates and humans in a dynamic agroforestry landscape in West Java. International Journal of Primatology, 38(2), pp.303-320.
Poindexter S, Khoa DD, and Nekaris KAI. 2016. The ranging patterns of translocated pygmy slow lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus) in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 2(5), pp. 25-33
Perera MA, Gamazon E, Cavallari LH, Patel SR, Flynn M, Poindexter S, Kittles RA, Nicolae DA, and Cox NJ. 2011. The Missing Association: Sequencing-based discovery of novel SNPs in VKORC1 and CYP2C9 that affect warfarin dose in African Americans. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 89(3), pp. 408-15
Book and Red List contributions:
Poindexter S. 2017. Prosimian Morphology. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer Nature. New York: New York.
Poindexter S. 2017. Prosimian Cognition. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer Nature. New York: New York.
Poindexter S. 2017. Prosimian Navigation. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer Nature. New York: New York.
Poindexter S and Nekaris KAI. 2016. Sanctuaries-Asia. In: The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Wiley Blackwell. Hoboken: New Jersey.
Nekaris KAI and Poindexter S. 2016. Nycticebus hilleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In Press
Nekaris KAI, Poindexter S, and Streicher U. 2016. Nycticebus coucang. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In Press
Poindexter S and Nekaris KAI. 2015. Lorisiformes. In: The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Wiley Blackwell. Hoboken: New Jersey.
GRANTS & AWARDS
2015 Disney Conservation Fund (Participating): 25,000 USD
2015 Margot Marsh Biodiversity Fund (Participating): 15,000 USD
2015 People’s Trust for Endangered Species (Participating): 10,000 USD
2010 WashU Career Development Grant (Principal): 2,000 USD
2016 Primate Society of Great Britain Research Grant (Principal): 750 GBP
2016 European Human Behavior and Evolution Association (Principal): 500 EUR
2015 Graduate College Online Conference Prize Winner: 50 GBP
2014 Finalist in the ASP Student poster competition
2018 “Slow lorises: development, cognition, and conservation” Canisius College for the Zoological Society, Buffalo, NY USA
2016 “The Little Fireface Project: what do we know about the slow loris?” Brookfield Zoo for senior keepers, Chicago IL USA
2015 “Pygmy loris reintroductions in Cuc Phuong National Park” Dao Tien’s Endangered Asian Species Trust for government officials, Dong Nai Vietnam
2015 “Adaptability in changing environments: the case of slow loris” Presented at the MSc in Primate Conservation Seminar Series, Oxford UK
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Holland L, Poindexter S, Spaan D, Nekaris KAI, and Henry A. 2017. January. Adaptive habitat strategy for the slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) living in a fragmented agroforest. Student poster presented at the European Federation for Primatology Meeting, Strasburg France.
Poindexter S and Nekaris KAI. 2017. Lateralization in the slow loris (Nycticebus spp.) Venom Pose. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical anthropologists Meeting, New Orleans LA USA.
Poindexter S and Nekaris KAI. 2016. Cognitive map use in the Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus). Oral presentation at the International Primatological Society Meeting, Chicago IL USA.
Poindexter S, Nadler T, and Nekaris KAI. 2016. Pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) translocation in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. Oral presentation at the Spring Primate Society of Great Britain Meeting, York UK.
Poindexter S, Warditeti, and Nekaris KAI. 2015. Age differences in locomotor behaviour in the Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus). Oral presentation at the Spring Primate Society of Great Britain Meeting, Roehampton UK.
Reinhardt KD, Poindexter SA, and Nekaris KAI. 2015. Husbandry of pygmy, Bengal and Javan slow lorises: Implications for re-introduction. Oral presentation at the Spring EAZA Prosimian TAG Meeting, Prague Czech Republic.
Poindexter SA, Reinhardt KD, and Nekaris KAI. 2014. The influence of morphometrics on behaviour and habitat use in the Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus). Poster presentation at the Winter Anatomical Society and the Primate Society of Great Britain Meeting, Birmingham UK.
Poindexter S and Nekaris KAI. 2014. Promoting wild postures: the use of gum-based enrichment in increasing the natural behaviors of rescued slow lorises (Nycticebus bengalensis, N. pygmaeus and N. coucang) in Thailand. Poster presentation at the American Society of Primatologist Meeting, Atlanta GA USA.
Poindexter S. 2012. The Holly Project 2012: The effects of sensory integration disorder on a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Oral presentation at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Poindexter S. 2010. Adaptive vocalizations: training roloway guenons (Cercopithecus roloway) to recognize imitation calls. Oral presentation at Washington University in St. Louis.
Poindexter S. 2008. Doctor-patient interaction in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Poster presentation at the Collegiate Scholars Program Meeting, Chicago IL USA.
TEACHING & SUPERVISION
Fall 2017 - Graduate Level Teaching Assistant – Lemurs and Other Nocturnal Primates, Oxford Brookes University
Sum 2017 - SAT Math Course Instructor – Oxford Royal Academy, Oxford UK
Spg 2017 - Graduate Level Teaching Assistant – Primate Population Genetics
Spg 2017 - Undergraduate Level Teaching Assistant – Humans and Other Primates
Spg 2015/2016 - Graduate Level Teaching Assistant – Captive Management and Rehabilitation
Fall 2014/2015 - Undergraduate Level Teaching Assistant – Methods and Analyses in Biological Anthropology
Undergraduate Dissertation Mentees:
2017 Mathew Gardiner: Slow loris (Nycticebus spp.) saliva and its effect on human cancer cells. BSc Thesis Biological Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University
2017 Lucy Holland: What environmental factors influence the use of human-made substrates by the Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus). BSc Thesis Biological Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University
2017 Shahroz Ahmed: Data visualization for the long-term dataset at the Little Fireface Project, West Java Indonesia BSc Thesis Computer Science, Oxford Brookes University
2016 Asia Bee: Database development and management for the Little Fireface Project, West Java Indonesia. BSc Thesis Computer Science, Oxford Brookes University
2018-present Boston University Postdoctoral Association, Board Member
2014- 2018 Little Fireface Project, Administrative Assistant
2013-2014 Canopy Journal, Editor
2011-2012 The School Council of Arts and Sciences, President
2009-2010 The Congress of the South Forty, Academic Chair/Treasurer
Little Fireface Project, Indonesia, Visiting Researcher: I used radio telemetry to track and observe wild Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) in a high altitude agro forest. I managed the five-year dataset, by cleaning and sorting data. In collaboration with Prof. Anna Nekaris
The Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Vietnam, Visiting Researcher: I oversaw the post release monitoring of six translocated pygmy slow lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus) and completed vegetation structure surveys. In collaboration with Tilo Nadler and Sonya Posser
Bang Phra Research Center, Thailand, Visiting Researcher: I conducted nightly observations of 10+ rescued slow lorises (Nycticebus bengalensis and N. pygmaeus), while introducing various food-based environmental enrichment for my Master’s thesis, and developed a husbandry guide, which was translated to Thai for local practitioners. In collaboration with the Department of Nature and Parks and Love Wildlife Thailand
Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis MO, Behavioral Research Intern: I completed live and video observations of the Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) and Somali Wild Ass (Equus africanus somaliensis) resulting in an independent report. Supervised by Dr. Cheryl Asa and Dr. Fiona Marshall
University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, Research Assistant: I interviewed patients, extracted data from charts, and entered data. Supervised by: Dr. Minoli Perera and Dr. Vineet Arora.
SOFTWARE: Microsoft Office (Advanced), Basecamp (Advanced), SPSS (Advanced), Ranges (Advanced), ArcGIS (Intermediate) , R (Intermediate), Python (Basic), Perl (Basic)
FIELD EQUIPMENT: GPS (Advanced), Antenna (Intermediate), Receiver (Intermediate), Radio Collars (Intermediate), Camera Traps (Intermediate)
LANGUAGES: English (fFuent), French (Advanced), Indonesian (Basic)
Lambda Alpha: Anthropology Honors Society
Primate Society of Great Britain
International Primatological Society
American Society of Primatologists
Association of Black Anthropologists
European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
British Ecological Society