Dr. Jonathan Perry is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Perry serves as the program director for functional anatomy and evolution in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. His research focuses on the evolution of the chewing system of primates.
His team studies the anatomy of living primates—particularly lemurs and lorises—to understand the mechanics of their chewing.
Dr. Perry received his B.Sc. degree in paleontology from the University of Alberta. He earned his M.Sc. in systematics and evolution from the University of Alberta and his Ph.D. in biological anthropology and anatomy from Duke University. He completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brooke University. Dr. Perry joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2011.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Perry was an assistant professor of anatomy at Midwestern University in Downer's Grove, Illinois.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. His work has been recognized with several awards and grants, and his recent field projects have taken him to Argentina, Egypt and Madagascar.