My general research interests include functional morphology, locomotion, ontogeny, and evolution. Much of my graduate work focused on the primate axial skeleton. My dissertation research evaluated two changes in spinal anatomy that occurred during the course of ape evolution - tail loss and the adoption of upright posture- using a variety of morphometric techniques. As a postdoc, I am assisting Dr. Jesse Young with his NSF project that examines how natural selection operates on growth and locomotor development in eastern cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus).
For more information on my graduate research and other projects, please see my "Research" page.