Ape project directors settle in Webster Groves 3BD

David B. Morgan and his wife, Crickette M. Sanz, bought a three-bedroom, two-bath home at 415 Summit Ave. in Webster Groves from Dr. David Sept and Melodie Sept for $325,000 on July 15.

The Septs paid $275,000 for the property in Aug. 2001. The 1,803-square-foot house in the Old Orchard Park subdivision was built in 1929.

Morgan is co-director of the Goualougo Triangle Chimpanzee Research Project and a research fellow at the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes. Before that, he served as research assistant with the Mbeli Bai Gorilla Project in the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park of the Republic of Congo.

He earned his biology degree from Western Carolina University in 1992 completed his undergraduate studies at Smithsonian Institute's National Zoo and Busch Gardens in Tampa.

Sanz is an assistant professor of physical anthropology at Washington University. She also serves as co-director of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project in the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park at the Republic of Congo. Previously, she worked with the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute.

She studied experimental psychology at Central Washington University and obtained her Ph.D. from Washington University in 2004.

Dr. Sept has served as an associate professor in the biomedical engineering department at Washington University.

He received his B.S. in physics and Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Alberta. He served as a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California–San Diego.

There were 361 home sales in Webster Groves in 2008, with a median sales price of $205,000.

Address: 415 Summit Avenue
Buyer(s): Crickette M Sanz (and others) and David B Morgan (and others)
Seller(s): David S Sept (and wife) and Melodie L Sept (and husband)
Sale date: Jul. 15, 2009

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