Michael ZaccheoAnthropology Lab
After earning his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah law school in 1984, Michael Zaccheo practiced law as a Salt Lake City based attorney for nearly 30 years. Then, at the start of 2011, he retired from the full time practice of law and returned to the University of Utah to earn a BS degree in Anthropology, with an Integrative Human Biology minor, in December 2013. He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Biological Anthropology, awarded in 2015 and then entered the Biological Anthropology PhD program. He successfully defended his dissertation in November, 2019 and is now revising his dissertation, with graduation scheduled in May, 2020. Michael’s research focuses on the individual differences in the genes that control the structure of our brains and on how those differences contribute to variation of our cognitive and behavioral propensities.