Postdoctoral Fellows

PostDoctoral Fellow

Donald Cerio, PhD

[email protected]

Education:
  • BA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • PhD, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Previous Institutions:
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Dr. Cerio studies the visual systems of birds, crocodilians, and other reptiles, along with their extinct relatives. His primary aim is to quantify morphological and functional trade-offs between the eyes and other cranial tissues, and to shed light on the selective regimes under which these trade-offs arose.

PostDoctoral Fellow

Alyssa G. Oberman, PhD

[email protected]

Education:
  • BSE Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • MS Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • PhD The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Previous Institutions:
  • Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame – Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Oberman studies bone mechanobiology and how mechanical input corresponds to morphological changes in the tissue. Her previous work focused on developing in situ models of orthopedic implants to evaluate limitations to osseointegrated knee implants. Her most recent research focus has been exploring the local mechanical and biological cues that differ between skull and long bones to understand how the skull can retain mechanical and material integrity without distinct external loading.

Former Post Doctoral Fellows:

Sorted Chronologically

Dr. Marian Dagosto

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

Dr. Daniel L. Gebo

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

Dr. David R. Begun

Dr. M. Elizabeth Strasser

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

Dr. Brian D. Corner

Dr. Barbara Brown

  • 1990-1992
  • Professor Emerita of Anatomy
    Northeast Ohio Medical University
    Rootstown, OH 44272
  • E-mail: bxb(at)neoucom.edu

Dr. Hannah M. Grausz

  • 1991-1992
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist
    Inova Health System
    Alexandria, VA
  • E-mail: grauszh(at)ccf.org

Dr. Peter S. Ungar

  • 1992-1993
  • Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of Environmental Dynamics Program
    University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • E-mail: pungar(at)uark.edu

Dr. Theodore M. Cole, III

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

Dr. Nayuta Yamashita

Dr. Michael Zumpano

  • 1997-1999
  • Professor, Department of Anatomy
    Northeast College of Health Sciences
    Seneca Falls, NY 13148
  • E-mail: mzumpano(at)nycc.edu

Dr. Samantha M. Hens

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

Dr. Donald M. Henderson

  • 1999-2001
  • Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
    University of Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
  • E-mail: donhender(at)ucalgary.ca

Dr. Myriam Zylstra

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

Dr. Rebecca Fisher

  • 2002-2004
  • Professor of Anatomy, Department of Basic Medical Sciences
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
  • E-mail: lisadunk(at)email.arizona.edu

Dr. Kristin A. Wright

  • 2004-2006
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  • E-mail: kwright(at)kcumb.edu

Dr. Adam D. Sylvester

  • 2007-2009
  • Associate Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD 21202
  • E-mail: asylves4(at)jhmi.edu

Dr. Rachel H. Dunn

  • 2009-2011
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy
    Des Moines University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Des Moines, IA 50312
  • E-mail: rachel.dunn(at)dmu.edu

Dr. Terence R. Mitchell

  • 2011-2013
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy
    Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Buies Creek, NC 27506
  • E-mail: tmitchell(at)campbell.edu

Dr. Janine Chalk

  • 2013-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Science
    Mercer University School of MedicineSavannah, GA 31404
  • E-mail: chalk_jm(at)mercer.edu

Dr. Elizabeth M. St. Clair

  • 2015-2016
  • Lecturer in Anatomy
    University of Central Lancashire
    Preston, Lancashire, England PR1 2HE
  • E-mail: estclai(at)jhmi.

Dr. Max C. Toler

  • 2015-2016
  •  Assistant Professor of Anatomy
  • Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Medicine
  • Buies Creek, NC 27506

Dr. Zachary S. Klukkert

  • 2019-2020 
  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
    Central Michigan University College of Medicine
  • Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 
  • z.klukkert(at)gmail.com 

Dr. Christine M. Harper

  • 2020-2021
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences 
  • Rowan University Cooper Medical School 
    Camden, NJ 08103 
  • harperc(at)rowan.edu 

Dr. Lauren A. Meckel

  • 2021-2022
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Louisiana State University Health Science Center
  • New Orleans, LA 70112 
  • lauren.meckel(at)gmail.com

Dr. Elaine Chu

  • 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Texas State University 
  • San Macos, TX 78666 
  • elainechu(at)txstate.edu 

Dr. Allison Machnicki

  • 2021-2023
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphi, PA 19131 
  • allisonma1(at)pcom.edu

Sorted Alphabetically

Dr. David R. Begun

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

Dr. Barbara Brown

  • 1990-1992
  • Professor Emerita of Anatomy 
    Northeast Ohio Medical University 
    Rootstown, OH 44272 
  • E-mail: bxb(at)neoucom.edu

Dr. Janine Chalk

  • 2013-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Science
    Mercer University School of Medicine
    Savannah, GA 31404
  • Email: chalk_jm(at)mercer.edu 

Dr. Elaine Chu

  • 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Texas State University
  • San Macos, TX 78666
  • E-mail: elainechu(at)txstate.edu

Dr. Theodore M. Cole, III

  • 1994-1998
  • Associate 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 D. Corner

Dr. Marian Dagosto

  • 1986-1987
  • Professor Emerita, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology 
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • E-mail:m-dagosto(at)northwestern.edu

Dr. Rachel H. Dunn

  • 2009-2011
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy 
    Des Moines University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 
    Des Moines, IA 50312 
  • E-mail:rachel.dunn(at)dmu.edu

Dr. Rebecca Fisher

  • 2002-2004 
  • Professor of Anatomy, Department of Basic Medical Sciences 
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix 
    Phoenix, AZ 85012 
  • E-mail: lisadunk(at)email.arizona.edu 

Dr. Daniel L. Gebo

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

Dr. Hannah M. Grausz

  • 1991-1992
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist 
    Inova Health System 
    Alexandria, VA 
  • E-mail: grauszh(at)ccf.org

Dr. Christine M. Harper

  • 2020-2021
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences 
  • Rowan University Cooper Medical School 
    Camden, NJ 08103
  • Email: harperc(at)rowan.edu 

Dr. Donald M. Henderson

  • 1999-2001
  • Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
    University of Calgary
    Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
  • E-mail: donhender(at)ucalgary.ca

Dr. Samantha M. 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

  • 2019-2020 
  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
    Central Michigan University College of Medicine
  • Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 
  • Email: z.klukkert(at)gmail.com

Dr. Allison Machnicki

  • 2021-2023
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphi, PA 19131
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Lauren A. Meckel

  • 2021-2022
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy 
  • Louisiana State University Health Science Center
  • New Orleans, LA 70112 
  • Email: lauren.meckel(at)gmail.com 

Dr. Terrence Mitchell

  • 2011-2013
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy
    Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Buies Creek, NC 27506
  • E-mail: tmitchell(at)campbell.edu

Dr. Elizabeth M. St. Clair

  • 2015-2016
  • Lecturer in Anatomy 
    University of Central Lancashire 
    Preston, Lancashire, England PR1 2HE 
  • E-mail: estclai(at)jhmi.edu

Dr. M. Elizabeth Strasser

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

Dr. Adam D. Sylvester

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

Dr. Maxx C. Toler

  • 2015-2016
  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy
    Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Medicine
  • Buies Creek, NC 27506
  • Email: mctoler0818(at)campbell.edu

Dr. Peter S. Ungar

  • 1992-1993
  • Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of Environmental Dynamics Program 
    University of Arkansas 
    Fayetteville, AR 72701 
  • E-mail: pungar(at)uark.edu

Dr. Kristin A. Wright

  • 2004-2006
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Department of Anatomy, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  • E-mail: kwright(at)kcumb.edu

Dr. Nayuta Yamashita

Dr. Michael Zumpano

  • 1997-1999
  • Professor, Department of Anatomy 
    Northeast College of Health Sciences 
    Seneca Falls, NY 13148 
  • E-mail: mzumpano(at)nycc.edu

Dr. Myriam Zylstra

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