comparative biomechanics      vertebrate evolution       organismal biology  

 comparative biomechanics,
vertebrate evolution,
organismal biology  

I am currently a Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow and NSF Postdoctoral Research in Biology (PRFB) Fellow at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, working with Anjan Bhullar. I also hang out at the Yale School of Medicine with John Fulkerson. My goal is to figure out how joints work and where they come from – developmentally and evolutionarily.

I received my PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology from Brown University in 2022, where my dissertation research with Steve Gatesy focused on joint mobility as a bridge between form and function. I received my BA in Integrative Biology with highest honors from UC Berkeley in 2016.

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Ⓒ Armita R. Manafzadeh (Man-off-ZAH-deh)