News from Functional Anatomy & Evolution

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


Welcome New PhD Students!

It is with great enthusiasm that FAE welcomes Sam Broadbent, Emma Puetz, and Mason Hintermeister as our newest PhD students in the fall of 2024! We look forward to meeting our new members in the upcoming months. But as a sneak peek, please take some time to read some...

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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...


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...


We are excited to announce that two of our postdoctoral fellows are departing for tenure-track faculty positions starting this Fall.  Dr. Allison Machnicki, who has assisted in anatomy instruction to our medical and graduate students, will be joining the Biomedical...


It is our distinct pleasure to announce that Dr. Amy L. Balanoff will be joining the FAE faculty on July 1.  Amy is currently the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, David S. Olton Behavioral Biology Program, and Assistant Research Professor in...