I am a biological anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focuses on the functional morphology and evolution of primate locomotion. The methods I employ include quantitative, comparative analysis of musculoskeletal morphology in extant and extinct primates and biomechanical analysis of primate locomotion in the lab and the field. I have particular interest and expertise in the functional morphology and evolution of the vertebral musculoskeletal system in primates, and the biomechanics, ontogeny and evolution of primate quadrupedal locomotion.
Check out my academic ancestors and descendants on the Academic Phylogeny of Biological Anthropology, a website I helped develop in collaboration with Andrew Barr and Brett Nachman.