Dr. Hugo Reyes-Centeno investigates human evolution over the last million years, investigating the emergence of human anatomy as well as the mode and timing of human dispersals. He is an expert in the application of computed tomography and geometric morphometrics in natural and cultural heritage contexts. Dr. Reyes-Centeno conducts inter-disciplinary research on the association between anatomical, genetic, and linguistic diversity in modern human populations. Reyes- Centeno completed a bachelor’s degree in the Department of Anthropological Sciences  at Stanford University (California), a master’s degree in the Department of Biology and Evolution at the University of Ferrara (Italy), and a doctoral degree in the Institute of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Tübingen and the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment (Germany). He was Scientific Coordinator of the Humanities Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools” at the University of Tübingen prior to appointment to Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky in 2020. Dr. Reyes- Centeno has performed paleontological and archaeological fieldwork in France, Italy, Peru, the Philippines, and Spain.

Hugo Reyes-Centeno

Assistant Professor, Anthropology