Curriculum vitae

Professional appointments

2014 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago
2014 - present Departmental affiliate, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
2008 - 2013 Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago

Education

2002 - 2008 Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
2000 - 2003 M.Sc., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Universidad de Chile
1994 - 1998 B.Sc., Biology, Universidad de Chile

Teaching experience

University of Illinois at Chicago

2014 - 2015 Lecturer, Histology (DBCS 311-316)
2014 - 2015 Course director, Dental and Medical Anthropology (ANTHRO/OSCI/PMPG 534)

University of Chicago

2013 Guest lecturer, Evolutionary Biomechanics of Vertebrate Feeding Systems (ORGB-34800)
2008 - 2013 Lecturer, Human anatomy (ORGB-30001)

Brown University

2004 - 2007 Teaching assistant, Human anatomy (BI-181)
2003 - 2004 Teaching assistant, Comparative Biology of vertebrates (BI-188)
2002 Teaching assistant, Biological Design: Structural Architecture of Organisms (BI-040)

Universidad de Chile

2000 - 2001 Lecturer, Biostatistics (EC-530)
2001 Lecturer, Vertebrate biology or vertebrates (EC-410)
1999 Teaching assistant, Biostatistics (EC-410)
1996 Teaching assistant, Developmental biology (BC-220)

Publications

Variation in the craniomandibular joint and jaw adductor musculature in reference to the performance and evolution of the mammalian lower jaw
Evolution & Development (2016) 18: 41-53
Reed DA, Iriarte-Diaz J & Diekwisch TGH

Bone strain magnitude is correlated with bone strain rate in tetrapods: implications for models of mechanotransduction
Proceedings of the Royal Society B (2015) 282: 20150321
Aiello BR, Iriarte-Diaz J, Blob RW, Butcher MT, Carrano MT, Espinoza NR, Main RP & Ross CF

What does feeding system morphology tell us about feeding?
Evolutionary Anthropology (2014) 23: 105-120
Ross CF & Iriarte-Diaz J

In vivo cranial bone strain and bite force in the agamid lizard Uromastyx geyri
Journal of Experimental Biology (2014) 217: 1983-1992
Porro LB, Ross CF, Iriarte-Diaz J, O’Reilly JC, Evans SE & Fagan MJ

Walking like dinosaurs: Chickens with artificial tails provide clues about non-avian theropod locomotion
PLoS ONE (2014) 9 (2): e88458
Grossi B, Iriarte-Diaz J, Larach O, Canals M & Vasquez RA

In vivo bone strain and finite element modeling of the mandible of Alligator mississippiensis
Journal of Anatomy (2013) 222 (3): 195-227
Porro LB, Metzger KA, Iriarte-Diaz J & Ross CF

The evolution of locomotor rhythmicity in tetrapods
Evolution (2013) 67 (4): 1209-1217
Ross CF, Blob R, Carrier DR, Daley MA, Deban SM, Demes B, Gripper JL, Iriarte-Diaz J, Kilbourne B, Landberg T, Polk J, Schilling N & Vanhooydonck B

Kinematic plasticity during flight in fruit bats: individual variability in response to loading
PLoS ONE (2012) 7 (5): e36665
Iriarte-Diaz J, Riskin DK, Breuer KS & Swartz SM

Granger causality analysis of functional connectivity of spiking neurons in orofacial motor cortex during chewing and swallowing
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2012) 4587-4590. Conference proceedings
Takahashi K, Pesce L, Best M, Iriarte-Diaz J, Kim S, Coleman TP, Hatsopoulos NG & Ross CF

Innovative approaches to the relationship between diet and mandibular morphology in primates
International Journal of Primatology (2012) 33: 632-660
Ross CF, Iriarte-Diaz J & Nunn CL

A bird? A plane? No, it's a bat: An introduction to the biomechanics of bat flight
In: Evolutionary History of Bats: Fossils, Molecules and Morphology (Gunnell GF & Simmons NB, eds). Cambridge University Press (2012) p. 317-352
Swartz SM, Iriarte-Diaz J, Riskin DK & Breuer KS

Probabilistic finite element analysis of a craniofacial finite element model
Journal of Theoretical Biology (2012) 300: 242-253
Berthaume MA, Dechow PC, Iriarte-Diaz J, Ross CF, Strait DS, Wang Q & Grosee IR

Sources of variation in temporal and spatial aspects of jaw kinematics in two species of primates feeding on foods of different properties
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2011) 51: 307-319
Iriarte-Diaz J, Reed DA & Ross CF

The instantaneous center of rotation of the mandible in non-human primates
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2011) 51: 320-332
Terhune C, Iriarte-Diaz J, Taylor A & Ross CF

Whole-body kinematics of a fruit bat reveal the influence of wing inertia on body accelerations
Journal of Experimental Biology (2011) 214: 1546-1553
Iriarte-Diaz J, Riskin DK, Willis DJ, Breuer KS & Swartz SM

The impact of bone and suture material properties on mandibular function in Alligator mississippiensis: testing theoretical phenotypes with finite element analysis
Journal of Anatomy (2011) 218: 59-74
Reed DA, Porro L, Iriarte-Diaz J, Lemberg J, Holliday C, Anapol F & Ross CF

In vivo bone strain and finite-element modeling of the craniofacial haft in catarrhine primates
Journal of Anatomy (2011) 218: 112-141
Ross CF, Dechow PC, Iriarte-Diaz J, Porro L, Richmond B, Spencer M & Strait D

The effect of body size on the wing movements of pteropodid bats, with insights into thrust and lift production
Journal of Experimental Biology (2010) 213: 4110-4122
Riskin DK, Iriarte-Diaz J, Middleton KM, Breuer KS & Swartz SM

Kinematics of the slow turning maneuvering in the fruit bat Cynopterus brachyotis
Journal of Experimental Biology (2008) 211: 3478-3489
Iriarte-Diaz J & Swartz SM

Quantifying the complexity of bat wing kinematics
Journal of Theoretical Biology (2008) 254: 604-615
Riskin DK, Willis DJ, Iriarte-Diaz J, Hedrick TL, Kostandov M, Chian J, Laidlow DH, Breuer KS & Swartz SM

What explains the trot-gallop transition in small mammals?
Journal of Experimental Biology (2006) 209: 4061-4066
Iriarte-Diaz J, Bozinovic F & Vasquez RA

Direct measurements of the kinematics and dynamics of bat flight
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (2006) 1: S10-S18
Tian X, Iriarte-Diaz J, Middleton K, Galvao R, Israeli E, Roemer A, Sullivan A, Song A, Swartz SM & Breuer K

Relative size of hearts and lungs of small bats
Acta Chiropterologica (2005) 7: 65-72
Canals M, Atala C, Grossi B & Iriarte-Diaz J

Biomechanical and ecological relationships of wing morphology of eight Chilean bats
Revista Chilena de Historia Natural (2005) 78: 215-227
Canals M, Grossi B, Iriarte-Diaz J & Veloso C

Past and present small mammals of Isla Mocha (Chile)
Mammalian biology (2003) 68: 365-371
Saavedra B, Quiroz D & Iriarte J

Differential scaling of locomotor performance in small and large terrestrial mammals
Journal of Experimental Biology (2002) 205: 2897-2908
Iriarte-Diaz J

Biomechanic consequences of differences in wing morphology between Tadarida brasiliensis and Myotis chiloensis
Acta Theriologica (2002) 47: 193-200
Iriarte-Diaz J, Novoa FF & Canals M

Functional morphology and geographic variation in the digging apparatus of cururos (Octodontidae: Spalacopus cyanus)
Journal of Mammalogy (2002) 83: 145-152
Bacigalupe LD, Iriarte-Diaz J & Bozinovic F

Comparison of the wing morphology of Tadarida brasiliensis (Chiroptera: Molossidae) and Myotis chiloensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) as representatives of two flight patterns
Revista Chilena de Historia Natural (2001) 74: 699-704
Canals M, Iriarte-Diaz J, Olivares R & Novoa FF

Published abstracts

Functional constraints of primate feeding: Modeling the effect of ligaments and TMJ morphology
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2015)156 (s60): 175
Iriarte-Diaz J, Terhune CE, Taylor AB & Ross CF

Functional significance of the location of the axis of rotation of the mandible
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2015) 156 (s60): 271
Ross CF, Iriarte-Diaz J, Taylor AB & Terhune CE

Rates of dental microwear in laboratory primates track changes in food items consumed
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2015) 156 (s60): 302
Teaford MF, Taylor AB, Iriarte-Diaz J, Ross CF & Vinyard CJ

Variation in the craniomandibular joint and jaw adductor musculature in reference to the performance and evolution of the mammalian lower jaw
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2015) 55: e150
Reed DA, Iriarte-Diaz J & Diekwich TGH

Muscle synchronization and coordination during rhythmic mastication in primates
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2015) 55: e148
Ram YV, Iriarte-Diaz J & Ross CF

Can we predict mandibular kinematics from patterns of EMG activity in primates?
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2014) 54: e99
Iriarte-Diaz J & Ross CF

Walking like dinosaurs: Chickens with artificial tails recreate non−avian theropod locomotion
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2014) 54: e282
Grossi B, Iriarte-Diaz J, Larach O, Canals M & Vasquez RA

Modulation of strain magnitude in the limb bones of tetrapods
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2014) 54: e4
Aiello BR, Iriarte-Diaz J, Blob RW, Butcher MT, Espinoza NR, Main RP & Ross CF

Can we predict mandibular kinematics from patterns of EMG activity in primates?
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2014) 151 (s58): 148-149
Iriarte-Diaz J & Ross CF

Mosaics, mandible morphology, behavior and diet. Where's the variance?
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2014) 151 (s58): 225
Ross CF & Iriarte-Diaz J

Mandibular helical axis during feeding in non-human primates
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2013) 150(s56): 157
Iriarte-Diaz J, Terhune CE, Taylor AB & Ross CF

Finite element model of the Cebus mandible under different loading conditions
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2013) 150(s56): 236
Ross CF, Porro LB, Orsbon C, Stewart T, Taylor AB & Iriarte-Diaz J

Electromyography of chimpanzee mastication: Muscle recruitment order
American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2013) 150(s56): 283
Walsh T, Platts E, Iriarte-Diaz J & Ross CF

3D kinematics, motor control and bone strain during feeding in non−human primates
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2013) 53: e100
Iriarte-Diaz J & Ross CF

In vivo cranial bone strain during feeding in the agamid Uromastyx geyri
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2013) 53: e169
Porro LB, Iriarte-Diaz J, O'reilly J & Ross CF

Mandibular helical axis during feeding in non-human primates
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2012) 52: e84
Iriarte-Diaz J, Terhune CE & Ross CF

Kinematic and state representations by neuron population activity in MI orofacial cortex
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2012) 52: e21
Brown KA, Iriarte-Diaz J, Takahashi K, Hatsopoulos NG & Ross CF

Determinants of variance in 3-D jaw kinematics in two species of primates
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2011) 51: E62
Iriarte-Diaz J, Reed DA & Ross CF

The mandibular instantaneous center of rotation in non-human primates and its relation to gape
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2011) 51: E137
Terhune CE, Iriarte-Diaz J, Taylor AB & Ross CF

Kinematic analysis of chewing in primates: comparison of analytical methods on the analysis of jaw motion
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2010) 50: E81
Iriarte-Diaz J & Ross CF

How do bats accelerate?
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2010) 50: E147
Riskin DK, Iriarte-Diaz J, Middleton K, Breuer KS & Swartz SM

No net thrust on the upstroke: the effect of wing inertia on body accelerations of fruit bats during flight
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2009) 49: E83
Iriarte-Diaz J, Riskin DK & Swartz SM

Aerodynamics of the northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2009) 49: E8
Bahlman JW, Riskin DK, Iriarte-Diaz J & Swartz SM

Effects of body size on the wing kinematics of bats
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A (2008) 150: S78
Riskin DK, Iriarte-Diaz J, Middleton K, Breuer KS & Swartz SM

Wing structure and the aerodynamic basis of flight in bats
45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV (2007)
Swartz SM, Iriarte-Diaz J, Riskin DK, Song A, Tian X, Willis DJ & Breuer K

The effect of artificial loads on the straight flight performance of fruit bats
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2006) 46 (suppl. 1): E67
Iriarte-Diaz J

Unique characteristics of aerodynamics of bat flight evidence from direct visualization of patterns of airflow in the wakes of naturally flying bats
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2005) 45 (6): 1080
Swartz SM, Galvao R, Iriarte-Diaz J, Israeli E, Middleton K, Roemer R, Tian X & Breuer K

Kinematics of slow turning maneuvering in bats
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2004) 44 (6): 575
Iriarte-Diaz J & Lee M–M

Can bats actively control the mechanical properties of the wing membrane?
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2004) 44 (6): 751
Swartz SM, Middleton KM, Iriarte-Diaz J, Lee M, Wofford JM, Breuer KS & Ritter DA

Trot-gallop transition in a small mammal
Integrative and Comparative Biology (2003) 43 (6): 1030
Iriarte-Diaz J, Vasquez RA & Bozinovic F

Reconocimiento de parentesco en el roedor caviomorfo Octodon degus
Biological Research (2000) 33: R53
Sartori D, Iriarte J, Cecchi C, Veloso C & Vasquez RA

Predictores morfológicos del desempeño locomotor en mamíferos terrestres
Biological Research (2000) 33: R75
Iriarte-Diaz J & Canals M

Morfometría comparada de dos especies de murciélagos chilenos y su correlación con la conducta de vuelo
Biological Research (1999) 32: R151
Iriarte J, Atala C, Novoa FF & Canals M

A titanosaurid from quebraba La Higuera (late cretaceous), III Region, Chile
Ameghiniana (1999) 36: 102
Iriarte J, Moreno K, Rubilar D & Vargas A

Escalamiento diferencial de la velocidad máxima estandarizada en mamíferos terrestres
Noticiero de Biología (1998) 6: 119
Iriarte J

Invited seminars

2013 Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University, Australia
2013 Department of Oral Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago
2013 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
2012 Department of Biology, Saint Louis University
2011 Structure & Motion Lab, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
2010 Département d'Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France
2009 Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
2008 Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
2008 Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2006 Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile

Honors and awards

2007 John G. Peterson Fellow, Brown University
2007 Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2001 Partial Financing of thesis grant, Universidad de Chile
1998 Academic Excellence Scholarship, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile

Professional memberships

Sociedad de Ecología de Chile (SOCECOL)
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)
Society for Experimental Biology (SEB)
American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)

Service to the profession

Reviewer for:
Biological Journal Of the Linnean Society
Cambridge University Press
Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal of Mammalogy
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
PLOS One
Revista Chilena de Historia Natural
South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF)
Zoologia
Zoomorphology