Postdoctoral Fellows

Post Doctoral Fellow

Donald Cerio, PhD

dcerio1@jhmi.edu

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.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Allison L. Machnicki, PhD

amachni2@jh.edu

Education:
  • BS Kent State University , Kent, OH
  • PhD The Pennsylvania State University , University Park, PA
Previous Institutions:
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University – Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Machnicki studies variation in the post-cranial skeleton resulting from evolutionary and environmental factors. She is interested in how differences in skeletal morphology impact function. One aspect of her research focuses on the evolution and development of variation in the vertebral column and pelvis of primates. Recently, she has also been investigating how diet content and body composition impact bone development and architecture.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Lauren Meckel, PhD

Education:
  • BS, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • MA, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • PhD, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous Institutions:
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, TX – Histology Specialist
Dr. Meckel’s research focuses on the effects of diet, lifestyle, and structural violence on human bone microstructural properties. She is currently working to identify patterns that link bone micro- and microstructure to living body mass with the aim to identify unknown people in forensic investigations.
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