News from Functional Anatomy & Evolution

Read our latest announcements about department updates, honors and publications.


FAE Seminar Series: Dr. Chris Krupenye!

Event Date & Time : Wednesday, April 17th at 4 PMPresentation: "The Social Minds of Humans and Other Apes"Location: 1830 Building (1830 E. Monument St), 2nd Floor Auditorium (Rm. 2-108) Join us for a fascinating talk regarding the evolution of humans and primates!...

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Congrats to EJ Huang & Jake Wilson on their recent publication!

Bever Lab PhD students EJ Huang and Jake Wilson just published a detailed analysis of body mass and its method of estimation among small mammals, with important implications for the Mesozoic fossil record! Way to go EJ and Jake!

Publication alert for PhD candidates Fernando Torres & EJ Huang!

PhD students Fernando Torres and EJ Huang published a new study of Pleistocene fossils from Ecuador that advances our understanding of the famous giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. See also a note on this article...

Congrats Dr. Zana Sims!

Please join us in congratulating Zana Sims on her successful dissertation defense on Thursday, December 21st, 2023!  Zana presented her PhD thesis "Cervical Root Morphology and Diet in Extant Catarrhines: Implications for Dietary Reconstruction in Miocene Fossils",...

Welcome Dr. Matteo Fabbri!

It is our immense pleasure to announce that Dr. Matteo Fabbri will be joining the FAE faculty on July 1, 2024.  Matteo is currently a Chicago Fellows postdoc in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago.  Previously, he was a...


We want to announce the arrival of a new FAE-by, Eddie Foster, who was born recently to Mary and Will...a hearty and warm congrats to the three of you!

Welcome New MSAE Students!

FAE is thrilled to introduce Jess Chmielewski, Chrissy Davis, Sara Gum and Ezzat Shammas as MSAE students for the 2023 academic year. They bring strong experience in the life sciences to the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. Jess earned a BS in Biology from...