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. 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)