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Professors Emeriti

Dr. Kenneth D. Rose

  • Email: kdrose@jhmi.edu

  • Professor Emeritus at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Research focuses:

    Early Tertiary mammalian functional anatomy
    Patterns of evolution in mammalian functional anatomy
    Faunal succession and diversity
    The Eocene of Wyoming

  • Dr. Dave Weishampel

  • Email: dweisham@jhmi.edu

  • Professor Emeritus at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Research focuses:

    Dinosaur paleobiology
    Late Cretaceous island biogeography
    Coevolution of vertebrates and plants
    History of paleontology and evolutionary biology

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    Dr. Amy Balanoff

  • Resident Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History

  • Instructor, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution

  • Email: abalano2@jhmi.edu

  • Research focuses:

    I use a combination of descriptive morphology, phylogenetic methods, and innovative imaging techniques to study evolutionary relationships of maniraptoran dinosaurs and how our understanding of those relationships affects the way we reconstruct the deep history of character systems.

    My current focus is on the evolution of the vertebrate central nervous system and especially the parallel encephalization of mammals and birds.

  • Dr. Valerie B. DeLeon, Adjunct Professor

  • Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

  • Adjunct Professor at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  • Email: vdeleon@jhmi.edu

  • Research focuses:

    Functional and evolutionary morphology
    Craniofacial growth, cleft lip & palate, sexual dimorphism
    Normal and pathophysiology of feeding in infants
    Coordination of respiration and swallowing in mammals
    Impact of stroke and Parkinson’s disease on oral function

  • Dr. Rebecca Z. German, Adjunct Professor

  • Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Northeast Ohio Medical University; secondary appointment as adjunct professor for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  • Email: rgerman@neomed.edu

  • Research focuses:

    Craniofacial development
    Morphological integration
    Fluctuating asymmetry as indication of developmental stability
    Morphometric methods and software
    Brain dysmorphology in autism and related disorders

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  • Dr. W. Patrick Luckett, Adjunct Professor

  • Lecturer, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

  • Email:plucket3@jhmi.edu

  • Research focuses:

    Dental development and placentation in mammalian evolution
    Character analysis of molecular and morphological datasets used in mammalian systematics

  • Dr. Donna Magid, M.D., Professor

  • Professor of Diagnostic Radiology in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery; secondary appointment in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Email:dmagid@jhmi.edu

  • Research focuses:

    Radiology of the pelvis, acetabulum, lower extremity
    Skeletal trauma, diabetic foot
    Teaching/mentoring medical students and residents
    Veterinary radiology

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  • Dr. Jeffrey Palmer, M.D., Professor

  • Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor and Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with secondary appointment in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  • Email: jpalmer@jhmi.edu

  • Research focuses:

  • Mechanisms of mastication, oral food transport and swallowing
    Kinesiology of the tongue
    Coordination of respiration and swallowing
    Rehabilitation of disordered swallowing

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