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Center for Functional Anatomy

and Evolution

Deanna M. Goldstein


E-Mail: DGOLDS14(at)jhmi.edu

1830 E. Monument St., Room 306
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA





Education

B.A. Anthropology and Art History, New York University, 2014
M.A. Biological Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2016

Research Focuses

Human evolution
Evolution of bipedalism
Functional morphology of the lower limb

Special Links

Curriculum Vitae available upon request.

Grants and Awards

2019 Research Grant, The Leakey Foundation

2018 AAA Student/Postdoc Travel Award, American Association of Anatomists

2016 Grant-in-Aid of Research, American Society of Mammalogists

2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Northern Illinois University

2016 William S. Pollitzer Student Travel Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists

2015 Anthropology Foundation Fund Grant, Northern Illinois University

2013 Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Grant, New York University

Publications

Ruff C.B., Harper C.M., Goldstein D.M., Daegling D.J., McGraw S.W. 2019. Long bone structural properties and locomotor behavior in Cercopithecidae. Journal of Human Evolution. 132:47-60.

Williams S.A., Spear J.K, Petrullo L.A., Goldstein D.M., ., Lee A.B., Peterson A.L., Miano D.A., Kaczmarek E., Shattuck M.R. 2019. Increased variation in numbers of presacral vertebrae in mammals adapted to suspensory behavior and upright posture. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3(6):949.

Goldstein D.M., Engiles J.B., Rezabek G.B., Ruff C.B. In Prep. Geometric properties of the third metacarpal bone: a comparison between Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racehorses.

Abstracts

Goldstein D.M., Sylvester A.D. 2019. Virtual geometric reconstruction of Australopithecine femora: A methodological evaluation. FASEB Journal. 33:612.12. (Poster Presentation).

Goldstein D.M., Engiles J.B., Rezabek G.B., Ruff C.B. 2018. Geometric properties of the third metacarpal bone: a comparison between Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racehorses. FASEB Journal. 32:514.2. (Poster Presentation).

Harper C.M., Goldstein D.M., McGraw W.S., Ruff C.B. 2018. Long bone structural properties and locomotion in cercopithecoids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S66:112. (Poster Presentation).

Shattuck M.R., Petrullo L.A., Peterson A., Lee A.B., Kaczmarek E., Goldstein D.M., Williams S.A. 2017. Pronogrady, not fast speed specifically, acts as a constraint on vertebral formulae in mammals. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S63:357. (Poster Presentation).

Goldstein, D.M. 2016. Skeletal indicators of lower limb flexibility in australopithecines and extant primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S59:157. (Poster Presentation).

Petrullo, L.A., Goldstein, D.M., Lee, A.B., and Williams, S.A. 2014. Suspension, brachiation, and the evolution of short torsos in atelines and hominoids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S58:207. (Poster Presentation).

Faculty Advisor

Adam D. Sylvester