ShapiroNEWI 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 locomotor adaptations. The methods I employ include quantitative, comparative analysis of musculoskeletal morphology in extant and extinct primates and biomechanical analysis of primate locomotion. 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.


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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.