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TITLE : Initiative d’Excellence de l’Université de Bordeaux (IdEx Bordeaux) post-doctoral fellow. Host lab, UMR 5199 PACEA.


WORK : +033 (0)5 40 00 25 47


KEYWORDS : craniofacial, baboons, quantitative genetics, population variation, multivariate statistics, comparative morphology, molecular evolution, genotype-phenotype mapping


  • intrapopulation variation in craniofacial morphology
  • how genetic correlations bias the production and maintenance of phenotypic variation
  • primate evolution, especially of sensory systems and the craniofacial complex as a whole
  • biomedical imaging techniques applied to anthropological research
  • comparative morphology, evolution, and genetic variation of papionins (baboons, mangabeys, and mandrills/drills)


1. Craniofacial Aging Patterns. IdEx Bordeaux fellowship (2016-2018). Entitled "CARPI DIAM : Craniofacial Age-Related Patterns in Individuals : Disimilarities, Implications, and Anthropological Meanings." This project assesses changes in the craniofacial skeleton of adult baboons and adult humans as they continue aging. Main areas of focus will be on whether these patterns differ between species, regions of the cranium (e.g., around the oral cavity as opposed to around the orbits), and sexes.

2. Craniofacial Genetic Variation. A collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics to sequence 4Mb of a large sample of baboon genomes to perform association mapping with various measures of craniofacial variation that were phenotyped in the same individuals.


  • 2016-2018 IdEx Bordeaux post-doctoral fellow.
  • 2010-2016 PhD, Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), entitled "A quantitative genetic analysis of craniofacial variation in baboons."
  • 2008-2010 MA, WUSTL
  • 2004-2008 BA, Arizona State University, honors thesis entitled "Examination of factors influencing the development of posterior plagiocephaly in infants."


  • 2016 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), WUSTL, Teaching Citation
  • 2015 GSAS, WUSTL, Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2012-2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
  • 2012 International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar Award
  • 2010-2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


  • 2018 Solène VACHEROT, master’s thesis, Univ. Bordeaux
  • 2016 Garrison LEACH, undergraduate honors thesis, Arizona State University
  • 2012 Malik JOSEPH, Young Scientist’s Program summer focus scholarship, WUSTL



  • Joganic JL, Heuzé Y. Allometry and advancing age significantly structure craniofacial variation in adult female baboons. J Anat submitted.
  • Joganic JL, Dal Pesco F. Frontiers in baboon research : an integrative symposium. Evolutionary Anthropology early view.
  • Joganic JL, Willmore KE, Richtsmeier JT, Weiss KM, Mahaney MC, Rogers J, Cheverud JM. Additive genetic variation in the craniofacial skeleton of baboons (genus Papio) and its relationship to body and cranial size. Am J Phys Anthropol (AJPA) 165:269-285.


  • Leach GA, Kurnik N, Joganic JL, Joganic EF. Multivectored SMAS suspension for facial paralysis. J Craniofacial Surgery 28:882-887.


  • Joganic JL. Brief communication : skeletal and dental development in a sub-adult western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). AJPA 159:174-181.


  • Joganic JL, Willmore KE, Roseman CC, Richtsmeier JT, Rogers J, Cheverud JM. Comparative quantitative genetic analysis of cranial capacity and craniofacial morphology in two closely related primate species. In : Wang Q, ed. Bones, genetics, and behavior of rhesus macaques : Macaca mulatta of Cayo Santiago and beyond. Springer, NY. pg 37-59.


  • Joganic JL, Lynch JM, Littlefield TR, Verrelli BC. Risk factors associated with deformational plagiocephaly. Pediatrics 124:e1126-33.



  • Joganic JL, Heuzé Y. Adult female baboons demonstrate craniofacial age-related changes that have the potential to bias inferences made from assessments of their intrapopulation variation. American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA).
  • Joganic JL, Heuzé Y. Age-related and nutrition-dependent morphological variation in the baboon corpus callosum. Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (SAP).


  • Joganic JL, Willmore KE, Richtsmeier JT, Cox LA, Mahaney MC, Rogers J, Cheverud JM. Wnt-related genes are over-represented in baboon craniofacial quantitative trait loci. Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Frontiers in Baboon Research Symposium.
  • Joganic JL, Willmore KE, Richtsmeier JT, Cox LA, Mahaney MC, Rogers J, Cheverud JM. Homoplasy in papionins : an explanation from body size and craniofacial form sharing genetic sources of variation. AAPA.
  • Joganic JL, Heuzé Y. Differential age-related change in the craniofacial skeleton of adult baboons. SAP.


  • Joganic JL, Willmore KE, Richtsmeier JT, Weiss KM, Cox LA, Vandeberg JL, Mahaney JC, Rogers J, Cheverud JM. Building heads : morphological and genetic variation in facial length, cranial base angle, and endocranial volume in baboons. AAPA.
  • Joganic JL, Identification and characterization of genetic variation contributing to craniofacial variation in baboons. GSAS, WUSTL Graduate Research Symposium.