CHES Graduate Affiliates

Rupesh Gawde

Aguado

Advisor: Dr. Gloria Dominguez-Bello

ACADEMIC BIOGRAPHY

I graduated from the University of Pune, India, in 2017, and before entering Rutgers in the Fall of 2020, I focused extensively on studying human-primate relationships, primate dietary flexibility, and behavioral plasticity.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biological Anthropology, Primate Evolution, Primate Plasticity, Behavioral Ecology, Health, Nutrition, Host-microbe symbioses, Gut Microbiome, Human evolution, Life history

CURRENT PROJECTS

My research emphasis at Rutgers is to investigate the foraging strategies of free-ranging urbanized rhesus macaques compared to conspecifics in a forest habitat, with a special focus on how individuals obtain energy and nutritional balance and how the gut microbiome diversity and function contribute to maintaining health and physiology.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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