Gen Suwa is a Japanese paleoanthropologist who has been working in Ethiopia with the Middle Awash team since 1990. He has specialized in the analysis of cranial and dental remains from ancient hominids since his graduate work at The University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Suwa works with CT scan technology and software to understand the inner structures of fossilized bones and teeth. Dr. Suwa recovered the first tooth of Ardipithecus ramidus in 1992 at Aramis, and has worked on the analysis and reconstruction of Ardipithecus ramidus for 17 years. He has co-directed the Konso and Chorora projects in Ethiopia. Dr. Suwa is a professor at the University Museum of Tokyo in Japan.