APPOINTMENTS

2018-present           Postdoctoral Associate - Anthropology Department, Boston  University

2016-2018                Associate Lecturer - Anthropology and Geography Department, Oxford Brookes University

EDUCATION

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                                               

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed articles:

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 Säugetierkunde87, 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 Primatology38(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

INVITED TALKS

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. 2015Husbandry 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

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

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

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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.

SKILLS

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)

MEMBERSHIPS

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