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Adam David Sylvester, M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Research Interests: Bone structure; Early hominin; human and primate locomotion; Functional anatomy of postcranial skeleton; Statistical analysis of biological shape ...read more
At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Sylvester is an assistant professor in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. He has a background in anthropology and zoology.
His research focuses on understanding the way in which humans and non-human primates move through their environments. Movement is essential for finding food, water, safety and potential mates, and is therefore critical to a specie's ability to thrive. He studies the structure and interactions of bones and muscles to learn how they predict an animal's ability to move.
- Assistant Professor of Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Departments / Divisions
- B.S., University of Tennessee (Tennessee) (1996)
- M.A., University of Tennessee (Tennessee) (2000)
- Ph.D., University of Tennessee (Tennessee) (2006)
Research & Publications
Lab Website: Adam D. Sylvester Lab
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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
Adam Sylvester on Bones, Movement and Rock Climbing, Fundamentals (3/21/2016)