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Dr. Machnicki presented in our current FAE Seminar Series
Allison L. Machnicki presented for the FAE Seminar series on Thursday Nov 18, 2021, in a talk titled “Genetic and Environmental Impacts on Skeletal Morphology. Dr. Machnicki is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. She received her PhD in Anthropology in 2018 from The Pennsylvania State University under the supervision of Dr. Philip Reno.
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 Dr. Machnicki’s research focuses on the evolution and development of variation in the vertebral column and pelvis of primates. Recently, she has also been looking at how diet content and body composition impact bone development and architecture throughout the lifespan.