William L. Brown Curator and Associate Scientist
Senior Curator Emerita
Kristine Hildebrandt earned her PhD in Linguistics from the University of California Santa Barbara and is now a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She studies Tibeto-Burman languages of Nepal, and is interested in ways of documenting traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in these languages.
Alyse Kuhlman received a B.S. in Anthropology at Washington University St. Louis. After working at the William L. Brown Center for many years as project coordinator for the Madagascar Ethnobotany Program and DNA Bank, she has returned to Washington University to coordinate students in the Anthropology department.
Dr. Will Tuladhar-Douglas studies ecosocial anthropology, ethnobiology, and the conservation of biocultural diversity through the University of Aberdeen; he is working with Robbie Hart in the Himalayan region and Nepal.
Dr. Ina Vandebroek is a colleague from New York Botanical Garden, and has done great work on traditional plant use in the Andes and amongst the Caribbean communities in New York City, as well as on the interface of traditional medicine and public health.
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