PhD Graduate Students

PhD Graduate Student

Kailie Batsche

kbatsch1@jhmi.edu

Education:
  • George Washington, University Washington, DC
  • BA in Anthropology, Peace College Raleigh, NC

Research Focuses

  • hominin paleontology
  • functional morphology and mobility
  • key shifts in the paleoenvironment pertaining to human origins
  • primate locomotion
  • evolution of vertebrate bipedalism

PhD Graduate Student

Stephanie Canington

Education

  • B.A. Auburn University, Anthropology, 2013
About Stephanie
Stephanie studies the the mechanical properties of foods and the evolutionary history of primates using comparative morphology, observable behaviors, and the fossil record. She is also interested in comparative studies that employ data from other mammalian orders.

Grants and Awards

  • 2019 – Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2017 William S. Pollitzer Student Travel Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • 2014 Peer Recognition Award, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2014 Featured on Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution – “The Last American Dinosaurs”

Publications

Gutierrez, S., Canington, SL., Eller, AR., Herrelko, ES., & Sholts, SB. (with editor). The intertwined history of primate and human health at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Submitted to The Royal Society, Notes and Records.

Canington, SL. (2021). Plant species fed on by wild ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at nine sites. International Journal of Primatology. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10764-020-00184-1.

Sims, Z. & Canington, SL. (2020). Lab Activity: Extant and Fossil Catarrhine Morphology. For: Lab Manual to Explorations: an Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology (Shook, B., Nelson, K., Aguilera, K., & Braff, L., eds.).

Perry, JMG., & Canington, SL. (2019). Chapter 8: Primate Evolution. In: Explorations: Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology (Shook, B., Nelson, K., Aguilera, K., & Braff, L., eds.).

Canington, S.L. (2018). Gorilla beringei (Primates: Hominidae). Mammalian Species, DOI: 10.1093/mspecies/sey014.

Canington, S.L., Sylvester, A.D., Burgess, M.L., Junno, J.-A., and Ruff, C.B. (2018). Long bone diaphyseal shape follows different ontogenetic trajectories in captive and wild gorillas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23636.

Canington, S.L. and Hunt, D.R. (2016) Rapid development of secondary hyperparathyroidism and fibrous osteodystrophy in a juvenile orangutan. International Journal of Paleopathology 13:96-99. (DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.03.002)

Canington, S. (2012) Mapping Hydropower projects across the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau: A geographic, political, and socioeconomic initiative. Pp. 242-243 in Auburn Speaks on Water. Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Issue link

Abstracts

Canington, S.L., Sylvester, A.D., Burgess, M.L., Junno, J-A., and Ruff, C.B. (2017) Long bone cross-sectional diaphyseal shape follows different ontogenetic trajectories in captive and wild gorillas. American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Podium Talk).

Canington, S.L. (2016) An ape like us: a case study of disease in captivity. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (Podium Talk).

Canington, S.L., and Hunt, D.P. (2015) Probable nutritional hyperparathyroidism and severe fibrous osteodystrophy in two juvenile orangutans, Pongo abelii and Pongo pygmaeusPaleopathology Association (Poster).

McGrath, K., Slater, G., and Canington, S. (2014) Disney Nature: “Mammalian Collections at the National Museum of Natural History.” 3rd Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival (Podium Talk).

Canington, S. (2013) Variations in mandibular molar morphology within and between Gorilla gorilla and Gorilla beringei: an emphasis on geographic distribution and normative food resources. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Undergraduate Symposium (Poster).

Research Focuses

  • Mammalian Evolution
  • Food material properties
  • Jaw biomechanics

PhD Graduate Student

Savannah Cobb

Education

  • B.S. Geology, College of Charleston, 2016
  • MRes Palaeontology, University of Manchester, 2019
About Savannah

Publications

Cobb, S.E. and Sellers, W.I., 2020. Inferring lifestyle for Aves and Theropoda: A model based on curvatures of extant avian ungual bones. Plos one, 15(2), e0211173.

Research Focuses

  • Ecological and functional morphology
  • Paleogene tetrapods
  • Analyzing incomplete fossil remains

Advisor: Dr. Siobhán Cooke

PhD Graduate Student

William Foster

wfoster7@jhu.edu

Education

  • BSc Geology, University of Hull, UK
  • MRes Palaeontology with Geobiology, University of Edinburgh, UK
Research Focuses

  • Theropod dinosaur anatomy and ontogeny
  • Archosaur evolution

Advisor: Dr. Gabriel S. Bever

PhD Graduate Student

Deanna Goldstein

dgolds14@jhmi.edu
Education

  • B.A. Anthropology and Art History, New York University, 2014
  • M.A. Biological Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2016
About Deanna

Grants and Awards

  • 2019 Research Grant, The Leakey Foundation
  • 2018 AAA Student/Postdoc Travel Award, American Association of Anatomists
  • 2016 Grant-in-Aid of Research, American Society of Mammalogists
  • 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Northern Illinois University
  • 2016 William S. Pollitzer Student Travel Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • 2015 Anthropology Foundation Fund Grant, Northern Illinois University
  • 2013 Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Grant, New York University

Publications

Goldstein D.M., Engiles J.B., Rezabek G.B., Ruff C.B. 2021. Locomotion on the edge: Structural properties of the third metacarpal in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racehorses and feral Assateague Island ponies. The Anatomical Record. 304:771-786.

Ruff C.B., Harper C.M., Goldstein D.M., Daegling D.J., McGraw S.W. 2019. Long bone structural properties and locomotor behavior in Cercopithecidae. Journal of Human Evolution. 132:47-60.

Williams S.A., Spear J.K, Petrullo L.A., Goldstein D.M., ., Lee A.B., Peterson A.L., Miano D.A., Kaczmarek E., Shattuck M.R. 2019. Increased variation in numbers of presacral vertebrae in mammals adapted to suspensory behavior and upright posture. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3(6):949.

Abstracts

Goldstein D.M., Harper C.M., Sylvester A.D. 2020. A comparison of spherical harmonic and sliding semilandmark analyses as methods for three-dimensional shape evaluation. The FASEB Journal. 34:355.5.

Goldstein D.M., Sylvester A.D. 2020. Reconstructing the A.L. 288-1 distal femur using virtual geometric methods. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S69:103.

Goldstein D.M., Sylvester A.D. 2019. Virtual geometric reconstruction of Australopithecine femora: A methodological evaluation. FASEB Journal. 33:612.12. (Poster Presentation).

Goldstein D.M., Engiles J.B., Rezabek G.B., Ruff C.B. 2018. Geometric properties of the third metacarpal bone: a comparison between Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racehorses. FASEB Journal. 32:514.2. (Poster Presentation).

Harper C.M., Goldstein D.M., McGraw W.S., Ruff C.B. 2018. Long bone structural properties and locomotion in cercopithecoids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S66:112. (Poster Presentation).

Shattuck M.R., Petrullo L.A., Peterson A., Lee A.B., Kaczmarek E., Goldstein D.M., Williams S.A. 2017. Pronogrady, not fast speed specifically, acts as a constraint on vertebral formulae in mammals. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S63:357. (Poster Presentation).

Goldstein, D.M. 2016. Skeletal indicators of lower limb flexibility in australopithecines and extant primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S59:157. (Poster Presentation).

Petrullo, L.A., Goldstein, D.M., Lee, A.B., and Williams, S.A. 2014. Suspension, brachiation, and the evolution of short torsos in atelines and hominoids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S58:207. (Poster Presentation).

Research Focuses

  • Human evolution
  • Evolution of bipedalism
  • Functional morphology of the lower limb

AdvisorDr. Adam D. Sylvester

PhD Graduate Student

Stephanie Palmer

shammo19@jhmi.edu

Education

  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Central Florida, 2020
About Stefani
Stefani is interested in how the skull is shaped by feeding ecology and phylogenetic history in mammals. More specifically, she is interested in the evolution of craniomandibular homologies in carnivores and the evolution of platyrrhine primates.

Publications

Hammond, Stefani (2020) “Impact of DYRK1A Haploinsufficiency on Facial Morphology using Three-Dimensional Morphometric Analysis,” The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ): Vol. 12 : Iss. 1 , Article 3.

Research Focuses

  • Mammalian Evolution
  • Masticatory Biomechanics
  • Craniomandibular Morphology

Advisor: Dr. Siobhán Cooke

PhD Graduate Student

Yi-Chieh “EJ” Huang

yhuan155@jhmi.edu

Education

  • B.S. Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity, University of Michigan, 2018
About EJ

Grants and Awards

  • 2018 James B. Angell Scholar
  • 2017 Sophomore Honors Award
  • 2016 William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize
  • 2015-2018 University Honors Program
  • 2015 M.S. Keeler Department of Mathematics Merit Scholarships
Research Focuses

  • Phylogenetic Theory and Methods
  • Evolution models
  • Integration of Molecular & Morphological data
  • Mammal Evolution

Advisor: Dr. Gabriel S. Bever

PhD Graduate Student

Aneila V.C. Hogan

ahogan7@jhmi.edu

Education

  • B.A. Biological Anthropology, University of Washington, 2007
Research Focuses

  • Evolution and comparative anatomy of sensory mechanics
  • Large scale radiation events of tetrapods
  • Paleontological approaches to evolutionary development
  • Craniomandibular morphology

Advisor: Dr. Gabriel Bever

PhD Graduate Student

Catherine Llera

cllera1@jhmi.edu

Education

  • B.S. Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity, University of Michigan, 2018
About Catherine

Grants and Awards

  • 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • 2019 Langman Award Podium Presentation Finalist
  • 2016-2017 University of Florida Scholars Program
  • 2016 NSF-IRES Fellowship
  • 2016 HSF Scholar

Publications

Smith, T.D., McMahon, M.J., Millen, M.E., Llera, C., Engel, S.M., Li, L., Bhatnagar, K., Burrows, A., Zumpano, M., DeLeon, V. B. 2017. Growth and development at the sphenoethmoidal junction in perinatal primates. The Anatomical Record. 300(12).

Abstracts

Llera C., Bever, G. S. 2019. Evolutionary Ontogeny of the Avian Adductor Musculature-Endocranial Relationship: Evidence from the Chick. The FASEB Journal. S33:77.4. (Podium Presentation).

Rader H. M., Violi D. A., Llera C. J., Young J. W., Vinyard C. J., DeLeon V. B., & Smith, T. D. 2019. Developmental horizons in quadrupedal and leaping primates. The FASEB Journal. S33:10.2. (Podium Presentation).

Llera C., Benitez L., Biernat M., Braun D., Hammond A., Patterson D., Barr W.A. 2017. Subregion scale heterogeneity in bovid abundance in the Koobi Fora Formation (Pleistocene, Northern Kenya). American Association of Physical Anthropologists. (Poster presentation).

Smith T.D., McMahon M.J., ME Millen, Li L., Llera C., Burrows A.M., Zumpano M.P., DeLeon V.B. Growth characteristics of the anterior cranial base and midface in newborn primates. 2017. Annual meeting for the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. (Poster Presentation).

Llera C., Smith T.D., Young J., DeLeon V.B. 2016. Pattern of ossification in tarsals reflects locomotor specialization in Primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement. 62:211. (Poster presentation).

Thomas J.D., Batra R., Scotti M., Llera C., Bardhi O., Swanson M.S. 2016. Regulation of myogenesis by MBNL proteins. Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease Conference. Gainesville, Florida.

Research Focuses

  • Phylogenetic Theory and Methods
  • Evolution models
  • Integration of Molecular & Morphological data
  • Mammal Evolution

Advisor: Dr. Adam Sylvester

PhD Graduate Student

Fernando Torres

ftorres8@jhmi.edu

Education

  • MSClEn, University of Bristol, Bristol, England, UK
Research Focuses

  • Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics
  • Evolutionary process and trends
  • Testudines evolution and diversification
  • Avian evolution
  • Biomechanics and Morphometrics

Advisor: Dr. Gabriel S. Bever

PhD Graduate Student

C. Kinley Russell

kinley.russell@jhmi.edu

Education

  • M.A. Anthropology (Human Skeletal Biology), New York University, 2015
  • Advanced Certificate, Museum Studies, New York University, 2015
  • A.B. Anthropology (Biological Anthropology), Harvard University, 2008
About Kinley

Grants and Awards

2008 New York University Tuition Scholarship, Department of Anthropology

Publications

C.K. Russell. Size-Related and Demographic Effects on the Morphology of the Lateral Meniscal Notch of the Proximal Tibia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology [Manuscript in Preparation]

Abstracts

C.K. Russell. 2016. Size-related and Demographic Effects on the Morphology of the Lateral Meniscal Notch of the Proximal Tibia. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 159(S62):276 (poster presentation).

Research Focuses

  • Postcranial Functional Anatomy
  • Hominin Evolution
  • Bipedalism and Locomotor Kinematics
  • Intraspecific Variation
  • Knee Morphology
  • Science Education

Advisor: Dr. Adam Sylvester

PhD Graduate Student

Zana Sims

zsims3@jhmi.edu

Education

  • B.A. Anthropology, The University of Minnesota, 2017
About Zana

Grants and Awards

2018 William and Mary Drescher Endowment Fund for Graduate Medical Research Award

Research Focuses

  • Influence of diet on the formation and remodeling of bone
  • Primate evolution during the Miocene
  • Paleoecological reconstruction and climate change

Advisor: Dr. Siobhán Cooke

PhD Graduate Student

Jacob Wilson

Education

  • B.S. Biochemistry, Colorado School of Mines
  • M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Denver

Research Focuses

  • Variation and macroevolutionary patterns

Advisor: Dr. Gabriel S. Bever

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
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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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