I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook 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. 

For more information on my research projects, please see my "Research" page. 
Please also visit the Stony Brook Anthropology Department website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/anthro/staff.shtml

Gabrielle A. Russo