Joseph Orkin

Joseph Orkin

Joseph Orkin

Writer

Dr. Joseph Orkin studies the microbiomes and genomes of free-ranging primates. He completed Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Philosophy from Penn State University in 2005, and earned his PhD in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar in comparative genomics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona on a Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship. Dr. Orkin's research examines how primates adapt to new and changing environments in China and Costa Rica. He also works with a wildlife conservation dog named Pinkerton to help track critically endangered apes.