Lucia Carbone is an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Dept. at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and has a joint appointment as an Assistant Scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). She received a M.S. in Biology in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Evolution in 2004 from the University of Bari, Italy. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow and an Assistant Staff Scientist at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) from 2005-2010. Her postdoctoral research focused on the karyotype evolution in gibbon species (Hylobatidae) in order to uncover factors contributing to genome instability in primates.