He has published over 30 peer-reviewed research papers on evolutionary and mechanical adaptations of bone and muscle in scientific journals and over 40 peer-reviewed teaching modules in digital human anatomy references.

The Organ Lab at IUSM studies the relationship between bone and muscle mechanics at the whole-organ level, and how tissue-level mechanisms influence whole-organ function.

Subject areas:

  • Muscle/Bone Crosstalk
  • Mechanobiology
  • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Disease
Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Center for Anatomical Science and Education, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University (past)

Human Anatomy, Cell Biology
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Functional Anatomy and Evolution, 2008
MA, University of Missouri-Columbia, Anthropology, 2002
BA, University of Missouri-Columbia, Anthropology, 1999