Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology| School of Biomedical Sciences
Kent State University
Dr. Takeshita is the head of the laboratory, and serves as graduate faculty for the Department of Anthropology and School of Biomedical Sciences. She obtained her doctoral degree in Biological Sciences at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University. Dr. Takeshita’s research focuses on understanding how physiological mechanisms have changed in primate evolution, primarily by exploring hormones as mediators of behavior and life history traits. Other projects incorporate the impact of environment on primate stress, health and reproductive monitoring, and neuroendocrinology of primate development.
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