Research Interests

  • Sauropod dinosaur limb biomechanics; use of 3-D modeling to reconstruct the appendicular skeleton of sauropod dinosaurs; nature of articular cartilage in sauropod dinosaurs; nature of hyaline cartilage in mammals, crocodilians and birds to reconstruct the cartilaginous portion of sauropod limb joints; crocodilian musculoskeletal anatomy; 3-D reconstructions of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves in the equine forelimb and hind limb

Academic Areas

  • Anatomy
Pharmacology, Physiology, Human Anatomy
PhD, Louisiana State University, Vertebrate Paleontology, 2003
MS, Brigham Young University, Geology, 1999
BS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Geology, 1995
veterinary medicine