Katherine Brakora meets Katherine the eland at the Mt. Kenya Animal Orphanage, spring 2007

Katherine Brakora
B.S., Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame, 2002

My research is on the evolution of sexual dimorphism in the cranial bones and horns of African bovids. In particular, I am looking at the development of these structures in the Tragelaphines (spiral-horned antelope), Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, and the springbok. By identifying the patterns of ontogenetic divergence between the sexes, I aim to use development as a window on the evolution of these taxa. I compare cranial morphology using linear measures, 3D morphometrics, tooth stage, and suture complexity.
            I enjoy teaching human anatomy and seeing bovids in the field. I also have interests in macroevolutionary theory and philosophy, particularly metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of biology.

Please see my CV or email me at kbrakora@berkeley.edu for more details.

Grad Student Phone: 510-643-2109
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