Leah Auchter

Graduate Student
Leah Auchter


Current status: Ph.D. in Progress

M.A. thesis title: Relating Histomorphometric Variables of Adult Human Fibulae to Age-at-Death

Leah Auchter is currently a Ph.D. student with primary interests in the growth and development of the human skeletal, in particular the pelvis. Broader interests include forensic anthropology, subadult human osteology, human genetics and molecular anthropology, and histology. Her previous experience includes internships at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York and with the Forensic Anthropology Division at Harris Country Institute of Forensic Sciences. Her dissertation research focuses on using CT scans to document and explore the changes in size and shape of the pelvis during growth.

Academic interests

  • Human growth and development
  • Subadult osteology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Biological anthropology


  • M.A., Anthropology, New York University, 2019
  • B.S., Anthropology; B.S., Genomics and Molecular Genetics; B.S., Microbiology, Michigan State University, 2017