Integrative Anatomy

Research conducted by faculty in Integrative Anatomy bridges the fields of evolutionary morphology and clinically relevant anatomical sciences. Faculty possess a broad range of expertise in lab-, museum- and field-based investigations of the evolutionary and translational significance of anatomical variation in primates, mammals and vertebrates.

Principal research areas center on: quantitative approaches to neural and cranial imaging and integration (Drs. Aldridge and Holliday); allometric, multivariate and geometric morphometric analyses of ontogeny and phylogeny (Drs. Aldridge, Hogg, Holliday and Ward); adaptive significance of musculoskeletal transformations during major evolutionary events (Drs. Aldridge, Holliday and Ward); experimental analyses of joint formation, function, formation and aging (Drs. Aldridge, Holliday and Ward); and role of extracellular matrix in development and disease; development of the opossum (Didelphis virginiana) and factors involved in healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers (Dr. Krause).

Students interested in working in these areas may contact the individual faculty directly. All faculty are members of the Pathobiology Area Program.