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.
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