Amy Remer

Aug. 19, 2015; Amy Remer - Patent Law. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Aug. 19, 2015; Amy Remer – Patent Law. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)


Master of Science in Patent Law, May 2016 (expected)
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Master of Science in Biological Sciences, August 2015
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Bachelor of Science in Zoology, May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology, May 2011
Minors in Chemistry and Anthropology
Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

Biographical Information

Amy completed a double science major at Humboldt State University (HSU) in 2011, graduating magna cum laude. Her senior project was the development of a protocol for sample collection, storage, and DNA extraction from Primate fecal matter. As an undergraduate Amy also gained extensive navigating using academic databases as an advanced-level support assistant for paraprofessional research at the Humboldt State University Library.

After graduating she worked as a Research Associate for the Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Research, in the Humboldt State University Department of Anthropology. She conducted independent and collaborative research, and grant writing, for projects related to skull morphology, evolutionary medicine, forensic anthropology, and vocalization. This culminated in two presentations at international conferences. She also honed her teaching skills by working as a college-level lecturer.

She earned her MS in Biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. Her thesis project examined functional morphology, adaptive plasticity, and mechanotransduction in the mammalian feeding apparatus, with implications for diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. She studied how loading from soft and hard diets affect gene- and protein- level regulation of adaptive mechanisms in jaw joint cartilage and bone

Throughout her academic career, Amy has been a member of several professional societies, including: American Association of Physical Anthropologists, American Society of Mammalogists, Association for Women in Science, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. She has also received several awards and honors, including: Presidential Scholar (HSU) 2009-2011, Vera K. Woolford Scholarship (HSU) 2010-2011, National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (United States Department of Education) 2006-2009, Grants-In-Aid of Research ( Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society) 2015, Grants-In-Aid of Research (American Society of Mammalogists) 2014, and multiple departmental awards from the University of Notre Dame Department of Biological Sciences.

While earning her MS in Patent Law, Amy is working part-time as a Medical Technician for the Indiana Pain and Spine Clinic in South Bend, Indiana, and a Caregiver for Firefly Homecare, LLC. She is also an Academic Mentor and Tutor with the University of Notre Dame’s Academic Services for Student-Athletes.



Remer A., Patiño M., Ramsier M., Glenn M.E. (2012). Craniometric analysis of Cercopithecus mona from Grenada, West Indies. American Journal of Primatology 74 (Suppl. 1): 51.  Presented at Annual meeting of the American Primatological Society, Sacramento, California,  June 20, 2012

Patiño M., Gaskins A., Boisvert Meyer K., Remer A., Ramsier M., Glenn M.E. (2012). The influence of grandmothers on postpartum health of mother and infant. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147(S 54): 234.  Presented at Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, Oregon, April 14, 2012.

Figure Authorship in: Glenn, M. E., Bensen, K. J. (2013). Chapter 27: The Mona Monkeys of Grenada, São Tomé and Príncipe: Long-Term Persistence of a Guenon in Permanent Fragments and Implications for the Survival of Forest Primates in Protected Areas. In Marsh, Laura K., and Colin A. Chapman (Eds.), Primates in Fragments Complexity and Resilience (pp. 414, figure 27.1). New York, NY: Springer.

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