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.