Research

Functional morphology and biomechanics of the feeding system

Our lab studies functional morphology and biomechanics of the feeding apparatus of mammalian feeding system. We integrate experimental and computational approaches to investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal morphology and bite performance.

Evolution of the mammalian skull

Vertebrates have evolved complex morphological and physiological traits to cope with changing environments and requirements. We are interested in understanting the functional consequences of variation in morphology, in a comparative perspective, on an organism's mechanical and behavioral performance.

Mechanics of animal locomotion

We are interested in understanding the mechanistic basis of flight in bats. Flight is a highly complex task that depends on the interaction between physical constraints and morphology, physiology and organism’s behavior.