FMEA Students Past & Present

Current Student Members

Undergraduate Students – Honors Theses

  • Christine Gardner – Fossil elephant long bone scaling in the context of Afrotheria
  • Collin VanBuren – Radius bone morphology and forelimb posture in reptiles and mammals

Undergraduate Lab Assistants

  • Andrew Klinsky
  • Tyrell Yarbrough
  • Brittany Petentler
  • Ben Peterson
  • Mercedes Taylor
  • Shannon Worstell

Graduate Students

  • Hillary Parks – Evolution of atlas vertebra shape on head posture in extant and fossil primates
  • Josh Matthews – Reconstructing forearm movements in theropod dinosaurs

On-campus Lab Alumni

  • Victoria Livingston
  • Jennifer Sandrik

Former Student Members

Undergraduate Students

  • Megan Diedrick – Geometric morphometric analysis of otter teeth – implications for mammalian diets
  • Kelly McMinn – Geometric morphometric analysis of mustelid mammal teeth – implications for mammalian diets
  • Hillary Parks – Evolution of atlas vertebra shape on head posture in extant and fossil primates
  • Katie Reiss – Geometric morphometric analysis of the caudal fin in Squalus acanthias sharks
  • Kim Schuneman – Long bone shape scaling in cats
  • Amanda Smith – The effect of epiphyseal cartilage loss on shape analysis in the turle Trachemys scripta
  • Mary “Nikky” Sylvester – Snake head morphology and its relation to diet and habitat
  • Michelle Schallhorn – Olecranon process development in reptiles and mammals

Graduate Students

  • Victoria Livingston – Embryonic differential limb growth in Alligator mississippiensis
  • Ashley Morhardt – Dinosaur smiles: the implications of cranial-forward jaw bone foramina for the presence or absence of extra-oral structures
  • Takahiko Nishiwaki – The effect of epiphyseal cartilage loss in galliform and ratite birds
  • Jennifer Sandrik – The effect of epiphyeal cartilage loss in Alligator mississippiensis
  • Kristy Tuttle – Rodents of unusual size: a study of allometric limb shape change in the mammalian clade Euarchontoglires.

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