PhD Graduate Students

PhD Graduate Student

Kailie Batsche

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Education
  • MS in Human Paleobiology, Center for the Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP), The George Washington University, 2021
  • BA in Anthropology, Peace College, 2014

Research Focuses

  • Bone microstructure
  • Collagen fiber orientation (CFO)
  • Locomotor behavior in human and non-human primates
  • Primate life history and bone microscopy
  • Fossil hominins

Advisor: Dr. Adam Sylvester

Grants

  • Grant In-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi, 2020

PhD Graduate Student

Savanah 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

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Education

  • BSc Geology, University of Hull, UK
  • MRes Palaeontology with Geobiology, University of Edinburgh, UK
About William

Publications

Foster W., Brusatte S. L., Carr T. D., Williamson T.E., Yi L. & Lü J. 2022. The cranial anatomy of the long-snouted tyrannosaurid dinosaur Qianzhousaurus sinensis from the Upper Cretaceous of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1999251

 

Research Focuses

  • Theropod dinosaur anatomy and ontogeny
  • Archosaur evolution

Advisor: Dr. Gabriel S. Bever

PhD Graduate Student

Elizabeth Jewlal

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Education

  • MSc Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario
  • B.A. Art History and Criticism, University of Western Ontario

Research Focuses

  • Craniofacial Biomechanics and Morphology
  • Phenotypic Variation and Variability

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ravosa

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PhD Graduate Student

Stephanie M. Palmer

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Education

  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Central Florida, 2020

Research Focuses

  • Carnivoran and aquatic tetrapod paleoecology and paleobiology
  • Mammalian evolution
  • Feeding ecology

Advisor: Dr. Siobhán Cooke

PhD Graduate Student

Yi-Chieh “EJ” Huang

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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

Bianca Neale

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Education

  • B.S. Geology, University of Cincinnati

Research Focuses

  • Cranial morphology and evolution
  • Skeletal systems

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ravosa

PhD Graduate Student

Fernando Torres

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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

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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

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. K. Christopher Beard

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

Dr. Audrone R. Biknevicius

  • Associate Professor Emerita, 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 V. Ward

  • Curator's Distinguished Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 
  • Ph.D., 1991 - Functional anatomy of the lower back and pelvis of the Miocene hominoidProconsul nyanzaefrom 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 A. O'Leary

  • Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 
  • Ph.D., 1996 - Dental evolution in the Early Eocene Notharctinae (Primates, Adapiformes) from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: documentation of gradual evolution in the oldest true primates 
  • E-mail: moleary(at)mail.som.sunysb.edu 
  • Homepage: http://www.anat.stonybrook.edu/people/facultypage/oleary 

Dr. Katherine L. Rafferty

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA 
  • 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

  • Assistant Professor of Phylogeny and Systematics Section, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 
  • Ph.D., 1999 - Functional morphology of the limb bones in recent carnivores and its application to North American Hyaenodontid Creodonta 
  • E-mail: egi(at)pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp 
  • Homepage: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/shinka/keitou/egi-HP/Egi-top.html [English]

Dr. Mason Meers

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

Dr. Gail E. Krovitz

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

Dr. Mary T. Silcox

  • Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, Scarbrough, Ontario, 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 J. 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

  • Principal 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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida. Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy and 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, Alberta, 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. Jason C.  Mussell

  • Associate Professor, 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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and 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

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI 
  • Ph.D., 2005 - Biostratigraphy, paleoecology and synchronized evolution in the Early Eocene mammalian fauna of the Central Bighorn Basin, Wyoming 
  • Email: amy_chew(at)brown.edu 

Dr. Benjamin M. Auerbach

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, 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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, 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, Glendale, AZ 
  • 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, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Ph.D., 2009 - The phylogeny of eutherian mammals: a new analysis emphasizing dental and postcranial morphology of Paleogene taxa 
  • E-mail: spzack(at)gmail.com 

Dr. Tonya A. Penkrot

  • Assistant Teaching Professor in Anatomy and 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

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell 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 B. Chollet

  • Physician, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Dublian, CA 
  • Ph.D., 2011 - The brain morphology of children with cleft lip and/or palate 
  • E-mail: cholletm(at)wusm.wustl.edu

Dr. Michael Habib

  • Assistant Professor of Cell and Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Ph.D., 2011 - Structural analysis of locomotor loads and launch mechanics in pterosaurs and birds 
  • E-mail: mhabib(at)chatham.edu 

Dr. Frank J. Varriale

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA 
  • Ph.D., 2011 - Dental microwear and the evolution of mastication in ceratopsian dinosaurs 
  • Email: frankvarriale(at)kings.edu 

Dr. Heather M. Garvin

  • 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, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Glassboro, NJ 
  • Ph.D., 2012 - The morphology of the distal femoral articular surface and the evolution of cursoriality in ungulates 
  • E-mail: gould(at)rowan.edu 

Dr. Evan M. 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, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Ph.D., 2014 - Diversity, functional morphology, and evolution of jaw mechanisms in ornithischian dinosaurs 
  • E-mail: alina(at)vet.upenn.edu

Dr. Georgina M Voegele

  • Anatomy Lab Manager, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
  • Ph.D., 2014 - Forelimb myology and the evolutionary relationships of the aardvark,Orycteropus afer, and other small afrotheres. 
  • E-mail: georgina(at)uchicago.edu 

Dr. Katrina E. Jones

  • Presidential Fellow, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ancient Life, University of Manchester, UK 
  • Ph.D., 2014 - Allometry of the thoracolumbar region in running mammals 
  • E-mail: katrina.jones30(at)gmail.com 
  • Homepage:https://sites.google.com/site/katrinajonesevolution/

Dr. Megan A. Holmes

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

Dr. Nicole S. Squyres

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Departments of Biology and Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 
  • Ph.D., 2016 - Shape variation in the distal femur of modern humans and fossil hominins 
  • E-mail: nss28(at)psu.edu 

Dr. Heather E. 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 University, Cambridge, MA 
  • Ph.D., 2018 - Ontogenetic changes in limb bone structural properties and locomotor behavior in Pan 

Dr. Ellen E.I. Fricano

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

Dr. Kaya G. Zelazny

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN 
  • Ph.D., 2018 - Morphological variation in the distal humerus of extant hominids and fossil hominins 
  • E-mail:  kzelazny(at)css.edu 
  • Homepage: http://sites.google.com/css.edu/zelazny/home 

Dr. Heather L. Kristjanson

  • Senior Research Associate, Institutional Research and Planning, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada 
  • Ph.D., 2019 - Tupaiid masticatory anatomy and the application of extant analogs to reconstructing plesiadapiform jaw adductors 
  • E-mail: hkristja(at)uoguelph.ca

Ms. Rachel A. Frigot

  • Lecturer in Anatomy, Department of Medicine, Keele University School of Medicine, Staffordshire, UK 
  • M.S., 2019 - Morphological variation in the avian pelvis 
  • E-mail: r.a.frigot(at)keele.ac.uk 

Dr. Anthony M. Harper

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville, TN 
  • Ph.D., 2019 - Craniodental adaptation and homoplasy in early mammals 
  • E-mail: anthrony.harper(at)lmunet.edu

Dr. Kristen A. Prufrock

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 
  • Ph.D., 2020 - Ontogeny of the masticatory system in strepsirrhines 
  • E-mail:kristenp(at)wustl.edu 

Dr. Christine M. Harper

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences,  
  • Ph.D., 2020 - External morphological variation of extant and fossil hominid calcanei 
  • E-mail:harperc(at)rowan.edu 

Dr. Deanna M. Goldstein

  • Research Instructor, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 
  • Ph.D., 2022 - External and internal carpal morphology of knuckle-walking apes among mammals 
  • E-mail:  deanna.goldstein(at)stonybrook.edu

Dr. Catherine J. Llera

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Anatomical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
  • Ph.D., 2023 - Age and additive genetic effects on cross-sectional morphology in primates
  • E-mail:  cllera1(at)jhmi.edu 

Dr. Stephanie L. Canington

  • Postdoc in the Laird Lab, Department of Basic and Translational Sciences, Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA  
  • Ph.D., 2023 - The natural history and feeding ecologies of lemurs (lnfraorder Lemuriformes) in wild and human-maintained habitats 
  • E-mail: steph.canington(at)gmail.com

Dr. Zana Sims

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ph.D., 2023 - Cervical Root Morphology and Diet in Extant Catarrhines: Implications for Dietary Reconstruction in Miocene Fossils
  • E-mail: zsims3(at)jhmi.edu 

Dr. Aneila V.C. Hogan

  • Ph.D., 2024 - Development and evolution in the olfactory system of birds
  • E-mail: ahogan7(at)jhmi.edu
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Dr. Heather E. 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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 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, 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. K. Christopher Beard

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

Dr. Audrone R. Biknevicius

  • Associate Professor Emerita, 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

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell 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 University, Cambridge, MA 
  • Ph.D., 2018 - Ontogenetic changes in limb bone structural properties and locomotor behavior in Pan 

Dr. Stephanie L. Canington

  • Postdoc in the Laird Lab, Department of Basic and Translational Sciences, Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA  
  • Ph.D., 2023 - The natural history and feeding ecologies of lemurs (lnfraorder Lemuriformes) in wild and human-maintained habitats 
  • E-mail:[email protected]

Dr. Amy E. Chew

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI 
  • Ph.D., 2005 - Biostratigraphy, paleoecology and synchronized evolution in the Early Eocene mammalian fauna of the Central Bighorn Basin, Wyoming 
  • Email: amy_chew(at)brown.edu 

Dr. Brenda J. 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 B. Chollet

  • Physician, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Dublian, CA 
  • 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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida. Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy and 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 E.I. Fricano

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Medical Anatomical Sciences, Western University College 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 A. Frigot

  • Lecturer in Anatomy, Department of Medicine, Keele University School of Medicine, Staffordshire, UK 
  • M.S., 2019 - Morphological variation in the avian pelvis 
  • E-mail: r.a.frigot(at)keele.ac.uk

Dr. Evan M. 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 M. Garvin

  • 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. Deanna M. Goldstein

  • Research Instructor, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 
  • Ph.D., 2022 - External and internal carpal morphology of knuckle-walking apes among mammals 
  • E-mail:deanna.goldstein@stonybrook.edu 

Dr. François D. H. Gould

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Glassboro, NJ 
  • Ph.D., 2012 - The morphology of the distal femoral articular surface and the evolution of cursoriality in ungulates 
  • E-mail: gould(at)rowan.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

  • Assistant Professor of Cell and Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Ph.D., 2011 - Structural analysis of locomotor loads and launch mechanics in pterosaurs and birds 
  • E-mail: mhabib(at)chatham.edu

Dr. Anthony M. Harper

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville, TN 
  • Ph.D., 2019 - Craniodental adaptation and homoplasy in early mammals
  • E-mail: anthrony.harper(at)lmunet.edu

Dr. Christine M. Harper

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, 
  • Ph.D., 2020 - External morphological variation of extant and fossil hominid calcanei 
  • E-mail:harperc(at)rowan.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

Dr. Aneila V.C. Hogan

  • Ph.D., 2024 - Development and evolution in the olfactory system of birds
  • E-mail: ahogan7(at)jhmi.edu

Dr. Megan A. Holmes

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

Dr. Katrina E. Jones

Dr. Heather L. Kristjanson

  • Senior Research Associate, Institutional Research and Planning, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada 
  • Ph.D., 2019 - Tupaiid masticatory anatomy and the application of extant analogs to reconstructing plesiadapiform jaw adductors 
  • E-mail: hkristja(at)uoguelph.ca

Dr. Gail E. Krovitz

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

Dr. Yizheng Li

  • Principal 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. Catherine J. Llera

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Anatomical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA 
  • Ph.D., 2023 - Age and additive genetic effects on cross-sectional morphology in primates 
  • E-mail:[email protected]

Dr. Mason Meers

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

Dr. Jason C.  Mussell

  • Associate Professor, 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, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Ph.D., 2014 - Diversity, functional morphology, and evolution of jaw mechanisms in ornithischian dinosaurs 
  • E-mail: alina(at)vet.upenn.edu

Dr. Maureen A. O'Leary

  • Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 
  • Ph.D., 1996 - Dental evolution in the Early Eocene Notharctinae (Primates, Adapiformes) from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: documentation of gradual evolution in the oldest true primates 
  • E-mail: moleary(at)mail.som.sunysb.edu 

Dr. Matthew O'Neill

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ 
  • 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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, 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

  • Assistant Teaching Professor in Anatomy and 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

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 
  • Ph.D., 2020 - Ontogeny of the masticatory system in strepsirrhines 
  • E-mail:[email protected] 

Dr. Katherine L. Rafferty

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA 
  • 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 T. Silcox

  • Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, Scarbrough, Ontario, 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. Zana Sims

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ph.D., 2023 - Cervical Root Morphology and Diet in Extant Catarrhines: Implications for Dietary Reconstruction in Miocene Fossils
  • 2018 William and Mary Drescher Endowment Fund for Graduate Medical Research Award
  • E-mail: zsims3(at)jhmi.edu 

Dr. Nicole S. Squyres

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Departments of Biology and Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 
  • 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, Alberta, 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 J. Varriale

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA 
  • Ph.D., 2011 - Dental microwear and the evolution of mastication in ceratopsian dinosaurs 
  • Email:frankvarriale(at)kings.edu 

Dr. Georgina M. Voegele

  • Anatomy Lab Manager, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
  • Ph.D., 2014 - Forelimb myology and the evolutionary relationships of the aardvark,Orycteropus afer, and other small afrotheres. 
  • E-mail:georgina(at)uchicago.edu 

Dr. Carol V. Ward

  • Curator's Distinguished Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 
  • Ph.D., 1991 - Functional anatomy of the lower back and pelvis of the Miocene hominoidProconsul nyanzaefrom 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, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Ph.D., 2009 - The phylogeny of eutherian mammals: a new analysis emphasizing dental and postcranial morphology of Paleogene taxa 
  • E-mail:spzack(at)gmail.com 

Dr. Kaya G. Zelazny

Dr. Ann C. Zumwalt

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and 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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