I am an Evolutionary Neurobiology/ Functional Anatomy PhD candidate in the Integrative Biology program in the Organismal Biology and Anatomy Department at the University of Chicago.
I am researching the neuromechanics, biomechanics, and evolutionary history of early mammalian mastication in the UC Ross and Hatsopoulos Labs. My primary study animal of choice is the fabulous Virginia opossum, but as a comparative biologist I always keep other organisms close at hand.
Evolutionary theory, comparative anatomy, human anatomy, phylogenetics, computed tomography (CT) scanning, X-Ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology (XROMM), electronic design, Matlab, R, and histology.
MOST RECENT PAPER: Inter-stride variability triggers gait transitions in mammals and birds
Masters: Chris Bell Lab at the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences.
Undergrad: Hopkins and Davis Lab at the University of Oregon Department of Geosciences.
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Second Annual Great Lakes Student Paleoconference. Chicago, IL. November 9-11 2018.