Our Team

Raisa Hernandez

Dr. Raisa Hernández Pacheco


Dr. Hernández Pacheco has dedicated her studies to modeling the effects of environmental factors on structured animal populations. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Puerto Rico after assessing the effects of mass bleaching on coral populations. Right after, she joined the Caribbean Primate Research Center and the Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging to study the long-term dynamics of the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaque population. Her research interests include questions on population ecology and evolutionary demography aimed at understanding why individuals within populations vary.

Current Members


Ali Bland, B.S.

Ali is a graduate student working on rhesus macaque social group size dynamics.


Anthony Sherer

Anthony is an organismal biology major working on the effects of early life adversity on late life cognitive responses in rhesus macaques.


Sheida Yahyazadehmoghaddam

Sheida is a biology major working on the dynamics of health inequality in nonhuman primates.


Matteo Torres

Matteo is a biology major working on the effects of early life adversity on adult health in rhesus macaques.


Marley Jacobo

Marley is a biology major studying associations between psychological health of rhesus macaques and environmental instability.