I am a biological anthropologist and evolutionary anatomist. I received my PhD in anthropology from Arizona State University under the Institute of Human Origins faculty. I am currently an Assistant Professor in Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine.
My research focuses on the evolution of primate locomotor systems. I study the anatomy and biomechanics of human and non-human primate hindlimbs to understand the evolution of these structures, using both comparative morphometric and experimental approaches. My current work focuses on identifying adaptations to locomotion in the pelvis; examining patterns of integration, modularity, and evolvability of the pelvic girdle; and investigating the relationship between pelvic anatomy and metabolic cost of locomotion in humans.