I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Anthropology at New York University.

My general research interests include functional morphology, locomotion, ontogeny, and evolution. Much of my work focuses on the primate axial skeleton. My dissertation research evaluated fundamental shifts in the vertebral column that occurred during the course of ape evolution, including loss of an external tail, and adaptations to more upright posture and bipedal locomotion, using a variety of morphometric techniques. As a postdoc, I am assisting Dr. Scott Williams with a number of projects concerning vertebral column evolution in primates and other mammals.

For more information on my graduate research and other projects, please see my "Research" page.

Gabrielle A. Russo