Allison Machnicki, PhD

Allison Machnicki, PhD

Allison Machnicki, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Machnicki studies variation in the post-cranial skeleton resulting from evolutionary and environmental factors. She is interested in how differences in skeletal morphology impact function. One aspect of her research focuses on the evolution and development of variation in the vertebral column and pelvis of primates. Recently, she has also been investigating how diet content and body composition impact bone development and architecture.

Education:
  • BS Kent State University , Kent, OH
  • PhD The Pennsylvania State University , University Park, PA
Previous Institutions:
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University – Postdoctoral Associate

Selected Publications

Machnicki AL, Spurlock LB, Strier KB, Reno PL, & Lovejoy CO. 2016. First steps of bipedality in hominids: evidence from the atelid and proconsulid pelvis. PeerJ.

Machnicki AL, Lovejoy CO, Reno PL. 2016. Developmental biology versus typology: Lucy has only four sacral segments. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Selected Abstracts

Machnicki AL, Spulock LB, Hrycaj SM, Wellik DM, Lovejoy CO, and Reno PL. 2017. Developmental perspectives on the hominid sacroiliac complex. Accepted. (Invited Abstract).

Machnicki AL, Hrycaj SM, Wellik DM, and Reno PL. 2016. Evolution of spinal process shape and vertebral immobility in hominoids. Accepted.

Machnicki AL and Reno PL. 2016. Evolution of spinal process shape and vertebral immobility in hominoids. (Abstract).

Machnicki AL, Spurlock LB, Strier KB, Reno PL, & Lovejoy CO. 2016. First steps of bipedality in hominids: evidence from the atelid and proconsulid pelvis. (Abstract).

Machnicki AL, Haile-Selassie Y, Spurlock LS, Mendes SL, Strier KB, McCollum MA, & Lovejoy CO. 2013. Parallel lumbar and pelvic morphology in atelines and early hominids: clues to the earliest hominid adaptations to upright walking? The FASEB Journal, 27: 756.11. (Abstract).

Machnicki AL, Lovejoy CO, & Chiu CH. 2012. Evolution of a HoxD11 enhancer in primates. In American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147:198. (Abstract).

Machnicki AL, Haile-Selassie Y, Spurlock L, Mendes SL, Strier KB, McCollum MA, & Lovejoy CO. 2011. Parallel lumbar and pelvic morphology in atelines and early hominids: clues to the earliest hominid adaptations to upright walking? In American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144: 202. (Abstract).

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