Katie Amato: Monkeys, Mexico and Microbes

We talk with Katie Amato, Ph.D. Candidate, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, about her work with investigating the relationship between primate foraging behavior and gut microbial communities. Katie studies the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) in the field in Palenque National Park, Mexico, and works with members of the Host-Microbe Systems Theme at the IGB, as well as performing her lab and analytic work here.