Abigail Nishimura

EOL contractor and primate enthusiast

About me

I am a Ph.D. student in Stony Brook University's Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences. I am interested in comparative primate morphology and public science education. I was an EOL contractor at the National Museum of Natural History from 2014-2015. I worked with the museum's extensive mammalian morphological databases, streamlining this data for open access publication on EOL under the TraitBank initiative. I also worked on editing and writing primate pages on EOL, as well as taking scientific photographs of primate specimens for pelt coloration analysis. I can be contacted at abigail.nishimura@stonybrook.edu.

My info

Full name
Abigail Nishimura
I am
an enthusiast, a student, an educator, a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


6 objects curated
17 taxa curated
22 images set as exemplar
6 articles selected for Overview
5 preferred classifications selected

5 common names added
0 common names removed
3 common names curated

3 taxa commented
4 comments submitted
29 articles added
0 data records added
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Curator qualifications


Ph.D. student, Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences; Stony Brook University. 

B.A. Anthropology with Concentration in Biological Anthropology; Yale University, 2013.

Encyclopedia of Life Primate Technical Writing Intern; National Museum of Natural History, Fall 2013. 

Nutritional Research Intern; National Zoological Park's Conservation Ecology Center, Summer 2013. 

Curation scope
Primates, Biological Anthropology, Morphology