FAE Alumni

    Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution Alumni

    We are proud of our alumni! Find them and their current details below. All dissertations are available from UMI Dissertation Services, or by interlibrary loan. Additionally, full text of dissertations after 1997 can be found on ProQuest with abstracts available for dissertations submitted prior to that date.

    Former Post Doctoral Fellows:
    Sorted Chronologically

    Dr. Marian Dagosto

    • 1986-1987
    • Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
      Northwestern University
      303 E. Chicago Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60611
    • E-mail: m-dagosto(at)nwu.edu

    Dr. Daniel Gebo

    • 1986-1987
    • Presidential Research Professor, Department of Anthropology
      Norther Illinois University
      DeKalb, IL 60115
    • E-mail: dgebo(at)niu.edu

    Dr. David Begun

    • 1988-1989
    • Professor, Department of Anthropology
      University of Toronto
      Toronto, Canada ON M5S 3G3
    • E-mail: begun(at)chass.utoronto.ca

    Dr. M. Elizabeth Strasser

    • 1989-1990
    • Professor, Department of Anthropology
      California State University
      6000 J Street
      Sacramento, Ca 95819
    • E-mail: strasser(at)saclink.csus.edu

    Dr. Brian Corner

    Dr. Barbara Brown

    • 1990-1992
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Orthopaedic Surgery
      Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine
      4209 St. Rt. 44, P.O. Box 95
      Rootstown, OH 44272-0095
    • E-mail: bxb(at)neoucom.edu

    Dr. Hannah Grausz

    • 1991-1992
    • Associate Director, MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Emergency Medicine Residency and Associate Staff Physician
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation
      Cleveland, OH 44195
    • E-mail: grauszh(at)ccf.org

    Dr. Peter Ungar

    • 1992-1993
    • Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Anthropology
      University of Arkansas
      Old Main 330
      Fayetteville, AR 72701
    • E-mail: pungar(at)uark.edu

    Dr. Theodore M. Cole, III

    • 1994-1998
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Science
      School of Medicine
      University of Missouri at Kansas City
      Kansas City, MO 64108
    • E-mail: tcole(at)cctr.umkc.edu

    Dr. Nayuta Yamashita

    • 1997-1998
    • Assistant Professor, Cell and Neurobiology
      University of Southern California
      Los Angeles, CA
    • E-mail: nayutaya(at)usc.edu

    Dr. Michael Zumpano

    • 1997-1999
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy
      N.Y. Chiropractic College
      2360 State Route 89
      Seneca Falls, NY 13148
    • E-mail: mzumpano(at)nycc.edu

    Dr. Samantha Hens

    • 1998-2000
    • Professor, Department of Anthropology
      California State University
      6000 J Street
      Sacramento, CA 95819
    • E-mail: shens(at)csus.edu

    Dr. Donald Henderson

    Dr. Myriam Zylstra

    • 2000-2002
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Midwestern University
      19555 N. 59th Avenue
      Glendale, AZ 85308
    • E-mail: mzylst(at)arizona.midwestern.edu

    Dr. Rebecca Fisher

    • 2002-2004
    • Dual appointment:
      Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Department of Basic Medicial Sciences
      University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix
      4001 N. 3rd Street, Suite 415
      Phoenix, AZ 85012School of Life Sciences
      Arizona State University
      ISTB1, Room 422 Tempe, AZ 85287
    • E-mail:

    Dr. Kristin Wright

    • 2004-2006
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Department of Anatomy, College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
      Kansas City, MO
    • E-mail: kwright(at)kcumb.edu

    Dr. Adam D. Sylvester

    • 2007-2009
    • Assistant Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
      Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
      1830 E. Monument Street, Room 307A
      Baltimore, MD 21202
    • E-mail: asylves4(at)jhmi.edu

    Dr. Rachel Dunn

    • 2009-2011
    • Lectuer in Anatomy
      Department of Pathology and Anatomical Science
      University of Missouri
      M263 Medical Science Building
      1 Hospital Drive
      Columbia, MO 65212
    • E-mail: dunnrh(at)missouri.edu

    Dr. Terence R. Mitchell

    • 2011-2013
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
      4350 U.S. 421 South
      Lillington, NC 27546
    • E-mail: tmitchell(at)campbell.edu

    Dr. Janine Chalk

    • 2013-2015
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Science
      Mercer University School of Medicine
      1550 College Street, Macon, GA 31207
    • E-mail: chalk_jm(at)mercer.edu

    Dr. Elizabeth M. St. Clair

    • 2015-2016
    • Instructor, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
      Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
      1830 E. Monument Street, Room 305
      Baltimore, MD 21202
    • E-mail: estclai(at)jhmi.edu

    Mr. Maxx C. Toler

    Dr. Zachary S. Klukkert

    Dr. Christine M. Harper

    • 2020-2021
    • charpe18@jhmi.edu
    • Research Focuses: Functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton
      Human, nonhuman primate, and early hominin locomotor behavior
      Quantitative approaches to morphological variation

    Sorted Alphabetically

    Dr. David Begun

    • 1988-1989
    • Professor, Department of Anthropology
      University of Toronto
      Toronto, Canada ON M5S 3G3
    • E-mail: begun(at)chass.utoronto.ca

    Dr. Barbara Brown

    • 1990-1992
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Orthopaedic Surgery
      Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine
      4209 St. Rt. 44, P.O. Box 95
      Rootstown, OH 44272-0095
    • E-mail: bxb(at)neoucom.edu

    Dr. Janine Chalk

    • 2013-2015
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Science
      Mercer University School of Medicine
      1550 College Street, Macon, GA 31207

    Dr. Theodore M. Cole, III

    • 1994-1998
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Science
      School of Medicine
      University of Missouri at Kansas City
      Kansas City, MO 64108
    • E-mail: tcole(at)cctr.umkc.edu

    Dr. Brian Corner

    Dr. Marian Dagosto

    • 1986-1987
    • Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
      Northwestern University
      303 E. Chicago Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60611
    • E-mail: m-dagosto(at)nwu.edu

    Dr. Rachel Dunn

    • 2009-2011
    • Lectuer in Anatomy
      Department of Pathology and Anatomical Science
      University of Missouri
      M263 Medical Science Building
      1 Hospital Drive
      Columbia, MO 65212
    • E-mail: dunnrh(at)missouri.edu

    Dr. Rebecca Fisher

    • 2002-2004
    • Dual appointment:
      Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Department of Basic Medicial Sciences
      University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix
      4001 N. 3rd Street, Suite 415
      Phoenix, AZ 85012School of Life Sciences
      Arizona State University
      ISTB1, Room 422 Tempe, AZ 85287
    • E-mail:

    Dr. Daniel Gebo

    • 1986-1987
    • Presidential Research Professor, Department of Anthropology
      Norther Illinois University
      DeKalb, IL 60115
    • E-mail: dgebo(at)niu.edu

    Dr. Hannah Grausz

    • 1991-1992
    • Associate Director, MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Emergency Medicine Residency and Associate Staff Physician
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation
      Cleveland, OH 44195
    • E-mail: grauszh(at)ccf.org

    Dr. Christine M. Harper

    • 2020-2021
    • charpe18@jhmi.edu
    • Research Focuses: Functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton
      Human, nonhuman primate, and early hominin locomotor behavior
      Quantitative approaches to morphological variation

    Dr. Donald Henderson

    Dr. Samantha Hens

    • 1998-2000
    • Professor, Department of Anthropology
      California State University
      6000 J Street
      Sacramento, CA 95819
    • E-mail: shens(at)csus.edu

    Dr. Zachary S. Klukkert

    Dr. Terence R. Mitchell

    • 2011-2013
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
      4350 U.S. 421 South
      Lillington, NC 27546
    • E-mail: tmitchell(at)campbell.edu

    Dr. Elizabeth M. St. Clair

    • 2015-2016
    • Instructor, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
      Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
      1830 E. Monument Street, Room 305
      Baltimore, MD 21202
    • E-mail: estclai(at)jhmi.edu

    Dr. M. Elizabeth Strasser

    • 1989-1990
    • Professor, Department of Anthropology
      California State University
      6000 J Street
      Sacramento, Ca 95819
    • E-mail: strasser(at)saclink.csus.edu

    Dr. Adam D. Sylvester

    • 2007-2009
    • Assistant Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
      Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
      1830 E. Monument Street, Room 307A
      Baltimore, MD 21202
    • E-mail: asylves4(at)jhmi.edu

    Mr. Maxx C. Toler

    Dr. Peter Ungar

    • 1992-1993
    • Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Anthropology
      University of Arkansas
      Old Main 330
      Fayetteville, AR 72701
    • E-mail: pungar(at)uark.edu

    Dr. Kristin Wright

    • 2004-2006
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Department of Anatomy, College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
      Kansas City, MO
    • E-mail: kwright(at)kcumb.edu

    Dr. Nayuta Yamashita

    • 1997-1998
    • Assistant Professor, Cell and Neurobiology
      University of Southern California
      Los Angeles, CA
    • E-mail: nayutaya(at)usc.edu

    Dr. Michael Zumpano

    • 1997-1999
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy
      N.Y. Chiropractic College
      2360 State Route 89
      Seneca Falls, NY 13148
    • E-mail: mzumpano(at)nycc.edu

    Dr. Myriam Zylstra

    • 2000-2002
    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
      Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Midwestern University
      19555 N. 59th Avenue
      Glendale, AZ 85308
    • E-mail: mzylst(at)arizona.midwestern.edu
    Alumni of the PhD Program
    Sorted Chronologically

    Dr. Christopher Beard

    • Foundation Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Senior Curator in the Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    • Ph.D., 1989 - Postcranial anatomy, locomotor adaptations, and paleoecology of early Cenozoic Plesiadapidae, Paromomyidae, and Micromomyidae (Eutheria, Dermoptera)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution (Academic Press)
    • MacArthur Fellow, 2000
    • E-mail: chris.beard(at)ku.edu
    • Homepage: http://eeb.ku.edu/k-christopher-beard-named

     

    Dr. Audrone Biknevicius

    • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences,College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, OH
    • Ph.D., 1990 - Biomechanical scaling of the mandibular corpus in carnivores
    • E-mail: biknevic(at)ohiou.edu

     

    Dr. Carol Ward

    • Curator's Distinguished Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
    • Ph.D., 1991 - Functional anatomy of the lower back and pelvis of the Miocene hominoid Proconsul nyanzae from Mfangano Island, Kenya
    • E-mail: WardCV(at)missouri.edu
    • Homepage: https://www.wardlab.net

     

    Dr. Hannah Grausz

    • Associate Director, MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Emergency Medicine Residency and Associate Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
    • Ph.D., 1992 - Growth of the human perinatal craniofacial skeleton characterized in three dimensions
    • M.D., 1996
    • E-mail: grauszh(at)ccf.org

     

    Dr. Lawrence M. Witmer

    • Professor of Anatomy, Chang Ying-Chien Professor of Paleontology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, OH
    • Ph.D., 1992 - Ontogeny, phylogeny, and air sacs: The importance of soft-tissue inferences in the interpretation of facial evolution in Archosauria
    • E-mail: witmer1(at)ohiou.edu
    • Homepage: http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/dbms-witmer/

     

    Dr. Jacqueline Runestad-Connour

    • Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
    • Ph.D., 1994 - Humeral and femoral diaphyseal cross-sectional geometry and articular dimensions in Prosimii and Platyrrhini (Primates) with application for reconstruction of body mass and locomotor behavior in Adapidae (Primates: Eocene)
    • E-mail: jackie_runestad(at)ccmail.wiu.edu

     

    Dr. Ronald E. Heinrich

    • Most recent academic address: Instructor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    • Ph.D., 1996 - Functional morphology and body size of Early Tertiary Miacoidea (Mammalia, Carnivora)
    • E-mail: reheinrich(at)gmail.com

     

    Dr. Maureen O'Leary

     

    Dr. Katherine Rafferty

    • Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, University of Washington School of Dentistry
    • Ph.D., 1996 - Joint design in primates: external and subarticular properties in relation to body size and locomotor behavior
    • E-mail: kraff(at)u.washington.edu

     

    Dr. Katherine Coffing

    • Most recent academic address: Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    • Ph.D., 1998 - The metacarpals of Australopithecus afarensis: locomotor and behavioral implications of cross-sectional geometry
    • E-mail: kcoffing(at)anthro.ucla.edu

     

    Dr. Naoko Egi

     

    Dr. Mason Meers

    • Professor and Chair of Biology, Department of Biology, The University of Tampa, FL
    • Ph.D., 2000 - Evolution of the crocodylian forelimb: anatomy, biomechanics and functional morphology
    • E-mail: mmeers(at)ut.edu

     

    Dr. Gail Krovitz

    • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
    • Ph.D., 2001 - Three-dimensional comparisons of craniofacial morphologyand growth patterns in Neandertals and modern humans
    • E-mail: gail.krovitz(at)ucdenver.edu

     

    Dr. Mary Silcox

    • Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto Scarbrough, Canada
    • Ph.D., 2001 - A phylogenetic analysis of the Plesiadapiformes and their relationship to Euprimates and other Archontans
    • E-mail: msilcox(at)utsc.utoronto.ca

     

    Dr. Brenda Chinnery

    • Most recent academic address: Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
    • Ph.D., 2002 - Morphometric analysis of evolution and growth in the Ceratopsian postcranial skeleton
    • E-mail: brendachinnery(at)hotmail.com

     

    Dr. Yizheng Li

    • Staff Scientist, Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA
    • Ph.D., 2002 - Postnatal development of pelvic sexual dimorphism in four anthropoid primates
    • E-mail: yli(at)wyeth.com

     

    Dr. Kristina Aldridge

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    • Ph.D., 2003 - Organization of the human brain: development, variability, and evolution
    • E-mail: aldridgek(at)health.missouri.edu

     

    Dr. Anita Hettena

    • Biology Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Biology, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
    • Ph.D., 2003 - A three-dimensional analysis of age-related change in the adult craniofacial skeleton
    • E-mail: anitahettena(at)yahoo.com

     

    Dr. Valerie Burke DeLeon

    • Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida. Adjunct Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • Ph.D., 2004 - Fluctuating asymmetry in the human craniofacial skeleton: effects of sexual dimorphism, stress, and developmental anomalies
    • E-mail: vdeleon(at)jhmi.edu

     

    Dr. François Therrien

    • Curator of Dinosaur Palaeoecology, Royal Tyrrell Museum and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Ph.D., 2004 - Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) dinosaur-bearing formations of Romania
    • E-mail: Francois.Therrien(at)gov.ab.ca

     

    Dr. Jay Mussell

    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA.
    • Ph.D., 2004 - A reexamination of Lipotyphla and Afrotheria using both molecular and morphological analyses
    • E-mail: jmusse(at)lsuhsc.edu

     

    Dr. Ann C. Zumwalt

    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Ph.D., 2004 - The effect of endurance exercise on the morphology of muscle attachment sites: An experimental study in sheep (Ovis aries)
    • E-mail: azumwalt(at)bu.edu

     

    Dr. Amy E. Chew

    • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
    • Ph.D., 2005 - Biostratigraphy, Paleoecology and synchronized evolution in the Early Eocene mammalian fauna of the Central Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
    • E-mail: achew(at)jhmi.edu

     

    Dr. Benjamin M. Auerbach

    • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    • Ph.D., 2007 - Skeletal variation in the New World during the Holocene: effects of climate and subsistence across geography and time
    • E-mail: auerbach(at)utk.edu

     

    Dr. Jason M. Organ

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
    • Ph.D., 2007 - The functional anatomy of prehensile and nonprehensile tails of the Platyrrhini (Primates) and Procyonidae (Carnivora)
    • E-mail: jorgan(at)iupui.edu

     

    Dr. Matthew O'Neill

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Midwestern University
    • Ph.D., 2008 - The Structural Basis of Locomotor Cost: Gait, Mechanics and Limb Design in Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta)
    • E-mail: mneill(at)midwestern.edu

     

    Dr. Shawn P. Zack

    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
    • Ph.D., 2009 - The phylogeny ofeutherian mammals: a new analysis emphasizing dental and postcranial morphology of Paleogene taxa
    • E-mail: spzack(at)gmail.com

     

    Dr. Tonya A. Penkrot

    • Instructor in Anatomy & Physiology, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
    • Ph.D., 2010 - Molar morphometrics and diet in North American condylarths
    • E-mail: tapenkrot(at)gmail.com

     

    Dr. Kirsten Brown

    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
    • Ph.D., 2011 - Obstetrical Adaptation in the Human Bony Pelvis: A Three-Dimensional Morphometric Approach
    • E-mail: brown.kirsten(at)gmail.com

     

    Dr. Madeleine Chollet

    • Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford Medicine
    • Ph.D., 2011 - The Brain Morphology of Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate
    • E-mail: cholletm(at)wusm.wustl.edu

     

    Dr. Michael Habib

     

    Dr. Frank Varriale

    • Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
    • Ph.D., 2011 - Dental Microwear and the Evolution of Mastication in Ceratopsian Dinosaurs
    • Email: frankvarriale(at)kings.edu

     

    Dr. Heather Garvin

    • Associate Professor of Anatomy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
    • Ph.D., 2012 - The Effects of Living Conditions on Human Cranial and Postcranial Sexual Dimorphism
    • E-mail: Heather.Garvin-Elling(at)dmu.edu

     

    Dr. François D. H. Gould

    • Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
    • Ph.D., 2012 - The Morphology of the Distal Femoral Articular Surface and the Evolution of Cursoriality in Ungulates
    • E-mail: fgould(at)neomed.edu

     

    Dr. Evan Garofalo

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
    • Ph.D., 2012 - Environmental and Genetic Effects on Growth of the Human Skeleton - A Bioarchaeological Investigation
    • E-mail: emgarofalo(at)email.arizona.edu

     

    Dr. Ali Nabavizadeh

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
    • Ph.D., 2014 - Diversity, functional morphology, and evolution of jaw mechanisms in ornithischian dinosaurs
    • E-mail: alinabav(at)uchicago.edu

     

    Dr. Georgina M Voegele

     

    Dr. Katrina Jones

     

    Dr. Megan A. Holmes

    • Instructor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University
    • Ph.D., 2015 - "Developmental and functional influences on covariance in the mandible"
    • E-mail: megan.holmes(at)duke.edu

     

    Dr. Nicole S. Squyres

    • Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biology
    • Ph.D., 2016 - Shape variation in the distal femur of modern humans and fossil hominins
    • E-mail: nss28(at)psu.edu

     

    Dr. Heather Ahrens

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, High Point University, High Point, NC
    • Ph.D., 2017 - Phylogeny and Locomotor Ecomorphology of Oxyaenidae and Macroevolutionary Patterns in North American “Creodonta” (Mammalia, Placentalia)
    • E-mail: hahrens(at)highpoint.edu

     

    Dr. M. Loring Burgess

    • Associate Osteologist, Peabody Museum, Harvard Univeristy
    • Ph.D., 2018 - Ontogenetic Changes in Limb Bone Structural Properties and Locomotor Behavior in Pan

     

    Dr. Ellen Fricano

    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Medical Anatomical Sciences, Western University Collge of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA
    • Ph.D., 2018 - The primate ectotympanic tube: correlates of structure, function and development
    • E-mail: efricano@westernu.edu

     

    Dr. Kaya Zelazny

     

    Dr. Heather Kristjanson

    • Ph.D., 2019 - Tupaiid masticatory anatomy and the application of extant analogs to reconstructing Plesiadapiform jaw adductors

     

    Ms. Rachel Frigot

    • Associate Teaching Fellow in Anatomy, Department of Medicine, Keele University
    • M.S., 2019 - Morphological variation in the avian pelvis

     

    Dr. Anthony Harper

    • Ph.D., 2019 - Craniodental adaptation and homoplasy in early mammals

     

    Dr. Kristen A. Prufrock

    • Lecturer, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Integrative Anatomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
    • Ph.D., 2020 - Ontogeny of the masticatory system in Strepsirrhines
    • E-mail: kristen.prufrock@health.missouri.edu

     

    Dr. Christine M. Harper

    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • Ph.D., 2020 - "External Morphological Variation of Extant and Fossil Hominid Calcanei"
    • E-mail: charpe18@jhmi.edu
    Sorted Alphabetically

    Dr. Heather Ahrens

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, High Point University, High Point, NC
    • Ph.D., 2017 - Phylogeny and Locomotor Ecomorphology of Oxyaenidae and Macroevolutionary Patterns in North American “Creodonta” (Mammalia, Placentalia)
    • E-mail: hahrens(at)highpoint.edu

    Dr. Kristina Aldridge

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    • Ph.D., 2003 - Organization of the human brain: development, variability, and evolution
    • E-mail: aldridgek(at)health.missouri.edu

    Dr. Benjamin M. Auerbach

    • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    • Ph.D., 2007 - Skeletal variation in the New World during the Holocene: effects of climate and subsistence across geography and time
    • E-mail: auerbach(at)utk.edu

    Dr. Christopher Beard

    • Foundation Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Senior Curator in the Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    • Ph.D., 1989 - Postcranial anatomy, locomotor adaptations, and paleoecology of early Cenozoic Plesiadapidae, Paromomyidae, and Micromomyidae (Eutheria, Dermoptera)
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution (Academic Press)
    • MacArthur Fellow, 2000
    • E-mail: chris.beard(at)ku.edu
    • Homepage: http://eeb.ku.edu/k-christopher-beard-named

    Dr. Audrone Biknevicius

    • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences,College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, OH
    • Ph.D., 1990 - Biomechanical scaling of the mandibular corpus in carnivores
    • E-mail: biknevic(at)ohiou.edu

    Dr. Kirsten Brown

    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
    • Ph.D., 2011 - Obstetrical Adaptation in the Human Bony Pelvis: A Three-Dimensional Morphometric Approach
    • E-mail: brown.kirsten(at)gmail.com

    Dr. M. Loring Burgess

    • Associate Osteologist, Peabody Museum, Harvard Univeristy
    • Ph.D., 2018 - Ontogenetic Changes in Limb Bone Structural Properties and Locomotor Behavior in Pan

    Dr. Amy E. Chew

    • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
    • Ph.D., 2005 - Biostratigraphy, Paleoecology and synchronized evolution in the Early Eocene mammalian fauna of the Central Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
    • E-mail: achew(at)jhmi.edu

    Dr. Brenda Chinnery

    • Most recent academic address: Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
    • Ph.D., 2002 - Morphometric analysis of evolution and growth in the Ceratopsian postcranial skeleton
    • E-mail: brendachinnery(at)hotmail.com

    Dr. Madeleine Chollet

    • Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford Medicine
    • Ph.D., 2011 - The Brain Morphology of Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate
    • E-mail: cholletm(at)wusm.wustl.edu

    Dr. Katherine Coffing

    • Most recent academic address: Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    • Ph.D., 1998 - The metacarpals of Australopithecus afarensis: locomotor and behavioral implications of cross-sectional geometry
    • E-mail: kcoffing(at)anthro.ucla.edu

    Dr. Valerie Burke DeLeon

    • Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida. Adjunct Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • Ph.D., 2004 - Fluctuating asymmetry in the human craniofacial skeleton: effects of sexual dimorphism, stress, and developmental anomalies
    • E-mail: vdeleon(at)jhmi.edu

    Dr. Naoko Egi

    Dr. Ellen Fricano

    • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Medical Anatomical Sciences, Western University Collge of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA
    • Ph.D., 2018 - The primate ectotympanic tube: correlates of structure, function and development
    • E-mail: efricano@westernu.edu

    Ms. Rachel Frigot

    • Associate Teaching Fellow in Anatomy, Department of Medicine, Keele University
    • M.S., 2019 - Morphological variation in the avian pelvis

    Dr. Evan Garofalo

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
    • Ph.D., 2012 - Environmental and Genetic Effects on Growth of the Human Skeleton - A Bioarchaeological Investigation
    • E-mail: emgarofalo(at)email.arizona.edu

    Dr. Heather Garvin

    • Associate Professor of Anatomy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
    • Ph.D., 2012 - The Effects of Living Conditions on Human Cranial and Postcranial Sexual Dimorphism
    • E-mail: Heather.Garvin-Elling(at)dmu.edu

    Dr. François D. H. Gould

    • Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
    • Ph.D., 2012 - The Morphology of the Distal Femoral Articular Surface and the Evolution of Cursoriality in Ungulates
    • E-mail: fgould(at)neomed.edu

    Dr. Hannah Grausz

    • Associate Director, MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Emergency Medicine Residency and Associate Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
    • Ph.D., 1992 - Growth of the human perinatal craniofacial skeleton characterized in three dimensions
    • M.D., 1996
    • E-mail: grauszh(at)ccf.org

    Dr. Michael Habib

    Dr. Anthony Harper

    • Ph.D., 2019 - Craniodental adaptation and homoplasy in early mammals

    Dr. Christine M. Harper

    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • Ph.D., 2020 - "External Morphological Variation of Extant and Fossil Hominid Calcanei"
    • E-mail: charpe18@jhmi.edu

    Dr. Anita Hettena

    • Biology Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Biology, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
    • Ph.D., 2003 - A three-dimensional analysis of age-related change in the adult craniofacial skeleton
    • E-mail: anitahettena(at)yahoo.com

    Dr. Ronald E. Heinrich

    • Most recent academic address: Instructor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    • Ph.D., 1996 - Functional morphology and body size of Early Tertiary Miacoidea (Mammalia, Carnivora)
    • E-mail: reheinrich(at)gmail.com

    Mr. Ryan W. Higgins

      Dr. Megan A. Holmes

      • Instructor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University
      • Ph.D., 2015 - "Developmental and functional influences on covariance in the mandible"
      • E-mail: megan.holmes(at)duke.edu

      Dr. Katrina Jones

      Dr. Heather Kristjanson

      • Ph.D., 2019 - Tupaiid masticatory anatomy and the application of extant analogs to reconstructing Plesiadapiform jaw adductors

      Dr. Gail Krovitz

      • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
      • Ph.D., 2001 - Three-dimensional comparisons of craniofacial morphologyand growth patterns in Neandertals and modern humans
      • E-mail: gail.krovitz(at)ucdenver.edu

      Dr. Yizheng Li

      • Staff Scientist, Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA
      • Ph.D., 2002 - Postnatal development of pelvic sexual dimorphism in four anthropoid primates
      • E-mail: yli(at)wyeth.com

      Dr. Mason Meers

      • Professor and Chair of Biology, Department of Biology, The University of Tampa, FL
      • Ph.D., 2000 - Evolution of the crocodylian forelimb: anatomy, biomechanics and functional morphology
      • E-mail: mmeers(at)ut.edu

      Dr. Jay Mussell

      • Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA.
      • Ph.D., 2004 - A reexamination of Lipotyphla and Afrotheria using both molecular and morphological analyses
      • E-mail: jmusse(at)lsuhsc.edu

      Dr. Ali Nabavizadeh

      • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
      • Ph.D., 2014 - Diversity, functional morphology, and evolution of jaw mechanisms in ornithischian dinosaurs
      • E-mail: alinabav(at)uchicago.edu

      Dr. Maureen O'Leary

      Dr. Matthew O'Neill

      • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Midwestern University
      • Ph.D., 2008 - The Structural Basis of Locomotor Cost: Gait, Mechanics and Limb Design in Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta)
      • E-mail: mneill(at)midwestern.edu

      Dr. Jason M. Organ

      • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
      • Ph.D., 2007 - The functional anatomy of prehensile and nonprehensile tails of the Platyrrhini (Primates) and Procyonidae (Carnivora)
      • E-mail: jorgan(at)iupui.edu

      Dr. Tonya A. Penkrot

      • Instructor in Anatomy & Physiology, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
      • Ph.D., 2010 - Molar morphometrics and diet in North American condylarths
      • E-mail: tapenkrot(at)gmail.com

      Dr. Kristen A. Prufrock

      • Lecturer, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Integrative Anatomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
      • Ph.D., 2020 - Ontogeny of the masticatory system in Strepsirrhines
      • E-mail: kristen.prufrock@health.missouri.edu

      Dr. Katherine Rafferty

      • Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, University of Washington School of Dentistry
      • Ph.D., 1996 - Joint design in primates: external and subarticular properties in relation to body size and locomotor behavior
      • E-mail: kraff(at)u.washington.edu

      Dr. Jacqueline Runestad-Connour

      • Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
      • Ph.D., 1994 - Humeral and femoral diaphyseal cross-sectional geometry and articular dimensions in Prosimii and Platyrrhini (Primates) with application for reconstruction of body mass and locomotor behavior in Adapidae (Primates: Eocene)
      • E-mail: jackie_runestad(at)ccmail.wiu.edu

      Dr. Mary Silcox

      • Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto Scarbrough, Canada
      • Ph.D., 2001 - A phylogenetic analysis of the Plesiadapiformes and their relationship to Euprimates and other Archontans
      • E-mail: msilcox(at)utsc.utoronto.ca

      Dr. Nicole S. Squyres

      • Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biology
      • Ph.D., 2016 - Shape variation in the distal femur of modern humans and fossil hominins
      • E-mail: nss28(at)psu.edu

      Dr. François Therrien

      • Curator of Dinosaur Palaeoecology, Royal Tyrrell Museum and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada
      • Ph.D., 2004 - Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) dinosaur-bearing formations of Romania
      • E-mail: Francois.Therrien(at)gov.ab.ca

      Dr. Frank Varriale

      • Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
      • Ph.D., 2011 - Dental Microwear and the Evolution of Mastication in Ceratopsian Dinosaurs
      • Email: frankvarriale(at)kings.edu

      Dr. Georgina M Voegele

      Dr. Carol Ward

      • Curator's Distinguished Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
      • Ph.D., 1991 - Functional anatomy of the lower back and pelvis of the Miocene hominoid Proconsul nyanzae from Mfangano Island, Kenya
      • E-mail: WardCV(at)missouri.edu
      • Homepage: https://www.wardlab.net/

      Dr. Lawrence M. Witmer

      • Professor of Anatomy, Chang Ying-Chien Professor of Paleontology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, OH
      • Ph.D., 1992 - Ontogeny, phylogeny, and air sacs: The importance of soft-tissue inferences in the interpretation of facial evolution in Archosauria
      • E-mail: witmer1(at)ohiou.edu
      • Homepage: http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/dbms-witmer/

      Dr. Shawn P. Zack

      • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
      • Ph.D., 2009 - The phylogeny ofeutherian mammals: a new analysis emphasizing dental and postcranial morphology of Paleogene taxa
      • E-mail: spzack(at)gmail.com

      Dr. Kaya Zelazny

      Dr. Ann C. Zumwalt

      • Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
      • Ph.D., 2004 - The effect of endurance exercise on the morphology of muscle attachment sites: An experimental study in sheep (Ovis aries)
      • E-mail: azumwalt(at)bu.edu

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      Alumni of the MSAE Program:
      Sorted Chronologically

      2021:

      Marli Crabtree, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

      Kelley Cooper, Angelina College teaching anatomy and physiology.

      Isaiah Dorendorf, Briya Public Charter School

      Brian Martin, Lancaster Bible College and  Thomas Jefferson University.

      Hannah Mohr, Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland

      Eric Roman, Keck School of Medicine of USC

      2020:

      Aracely Martinez, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

      Grace Jull, Pranaji, L3C Educational Consulting

      Dallas Kokoska, United States Navy, Officer Candidacy School

      Sorted Alphabetically

      Marli Crabtree, 2021, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

      Kelley Cooper, 2021, Angelina College teaching anatomy and physiology.

      Isaiah Dorendorf, 2021, Briya Public Charter School

      Grace Jull, 2020, Pranaji, L3C Educational Consulting

      Dallas Kokoska, 2020, United States Navy, Officer Candidacy School

      Brian Martin, 2021, Lancaster Bible College and  Thomas Jefferson University.

      Aracely Martinez, 2020, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

      Hannah Mohr, 2021, Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland

      Eric Roman, 2021, Keck School of Medicine of USC