I am a functional morphologist interested in animal biomechanics and in the relationship between morphology and organismal performance of the locomotory and feeding systems. I have studied several aspects of animal locomotion, from gait transitions in rodents to flight mechanics in bats, and how overall morphology affects locomotory abilities. Currently I am working on the biomechanics of feeding in mammals, focused on the relationship between functional complexity and variability in performance of the musculoskeletal feeding apparatus.

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Department of Oral Biology
College of Dentistry, m/c 690
University of Illinois - Chicago
801 South Paulina Street, Room 432B
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: +1-312-355-4268
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