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Current Graduate Students

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M. Loring Burgess (MBURGE15(at)jhmi.edu)

Primate functional morphology, Paleoanthropology and plio-pleistocene hominins, Biomechanics

Advisor: Dr. Christopher Ruff


Stephanie L. Canington (SCANING1(at)jhmi.edu)

Mammalian evolution, Food material properties, Jaw biomechanics

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Perry


Ellen E. Fricano (EPOWEL10(at)jhmi.edu)

Craniofacial Growth and Development, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Functional Anatomy, Geometric Morphometrics

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Perry and Dr. Valerie DeLeon


Rachel A. Frigot (RFRIGOT1(at)jhmi.edu)

Pterosaur biomechanics, Structure and function of bone, Locomotion and flight, Finite Element Analysis

Advisor: Dr. David Weishampel


Deanna M. Goldstein (DGOLDS14(at)jhmi.edu)

Human evolution, Evolution of bipedalism, Functional morphology


Christine M. Harper (CHARPE18(at)jhmi.edu)

Functional Morphology of the Postcranial Skeleton, Evolution of Bipedalism, Locomotor adaptations

Advisor: Dr. Christopher Ruff & Dr. Adam Sylvester


Tony Harper (AHARPE14(at)jhmi.edu)

Mesozoic and Paleogene mammalian radiations, terrestrial stratigraphy, basin analysis, micro-vertebrate assemblages


Aneila V.C. Hogan (AHOGAN7(at)jhmi.edu)

Paleontological approaches to evolutionary development, evolution and comparative anatomy of sensory mechanics, craniomandibular development


Heather L. Kristjanson (HKRISTJ1(at)jhmi.edu)

Primate origins, Stable isotopes of teeth, Reconstruction of primate paleodiet

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Perry


Catherine J. Llera (CLLERA1(at)jhmi.edu)

Geometric morphometrics, Bone growth and development, Statistical modeling of skeletal variation, Paleoanthropology


Kristen A. Prufrock (kristen.prufrock(at)jhmi.edu)

Early primate evolution, dietary analyses, functional morphology

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Perry


C. Kinley Russell (kinley.russell(at)jhmi.edu)

Postcranial Functional Anatomy, Hominin Evolution, Bipedalism and Locomotion, Science and Education


Kaya G. Zelazny (KZELAZN1(at)jhmi.edu)

Functional Morphology, Comparative Anatomy, Intraspecific Variation, Evolution of Locomotor Habits, Evolutionary and Environmental Covariation

Advisor: Dr. Christopher Ruff


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