• Who We Are

    Northeastern Evolutionary Primatologists

    The Northeastern Evolutionary Primatology group (NEEP) is a group of people based throughout the northeastern United States whose research focuses on primate (human and nonhuman) evolution, ecology, and behavior. The primary goal of NEEP is to organize annual meetings to discuss ongoing research, and to provide students with professional networking opportunities and a supportive environment to hone their presentation skills. Meetings typically last 1-2 days, and are self-organized to keep costs low. The first and founding meeting was held in October 2014 at Rutgers University.


    Download our by-laws here.

  • NEEP 2018 Highlights

    Thank you to our presenters, volunteers, and attendees!

    Student Volunteers

    Dinner in Buffalo

    Networking Lunch

    Podium Awards

    1st Place: Will Aguardo, Rutgers

    Runner Up: Dominique Raboin, Rutgers

    Poster Awards

    1st Place: Rachel Bell, Amherst

    Runner Up: Stacy-Anne Park, Boston

  • Meetings

    2019 Meeting

    UMass Amherst, MA

    Our fifth meeting will be held November 8-9 at UMass Amherst in Amherst, MA. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ashley Hammond (American Museum of Natural History).


    Check out the conference website here!

    2018 Meeting

    Canisius College, NY

    Our fourth meeting was held September 28-29 at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Julie Teichroeb from the University of Toronto.




    2017 Meeting

    Yale University, CT

    Our third meeting was held October 27-28 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Our keynote speaker on Friday evening was Dr. Eva Garrett from Boston University.




    2016 Meeting

    Hunter College, NYC

    Our second meeting was held November 4-5 at Hunter College in New York City, NY. Our keynote speaker on Friday evening was Dr. Christopher Schmitt.




    2014 Meeting

    Rutgers University, NJ

    Our inaugural meeting was held November 7-8 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Jenny Tung (Duke).




  • Officers

    Executive Committee

    Andrea Baden


    Assistant Professor, Hunter College CUNY



    The President shall coordinate the annual business meeting and the Executive Committee. He or she shall have powers and authorities usually vested in the President of a learned society and shall perform such other duties as the Executive Committee or membership may direct.

    Andreas Koenig

    President Elect

    Professor, Stony Brook University


    The President-Elect shall assist the President in the performance of the President’s duties, and, in the absence or disability of the President, shall perform the duties of the President. He shall be responsible for assisting with the coordinating of the program of the annual meeting.

    Carola Borries


    Research Associate Professor, Stony Brook University


    The Treasurer shall keep financial accounts of the Association, insure that its funds are collected, and disburse funds under the direction of the Executive Committee. He or she shall provide a written report to the Association and work with the Annual Meeting Coordinator to keep the Association Membership List up-to-date.

    Sue Margulis


    Associate Professor, Canisius College



    The Secretary shall be responsible for the arrangement of meetings of the Executive Committee and ensure that minutes are taken during these meetings. He or she shall keep a current Association Membership List, a copy of the current Constitution and By-Laws, and a separate list of all successful amendments.

    Alex DeCasien


    PhD student, New York University



    The Webmaster shall be responsible for overseeing the Association’s website.

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