I recently earned my PhD in Stephen Gatesy‘s Lab in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Brown University and will soon be a Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow and NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology working with Anjan Bhullar and Madhu Venkadesan at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. I am broadly interested in how joints work, and my PhD dissertation focused on joint mobility as a bridge between form and function. I received my Bachelor of the Arts with highest honors in Integrative Biology in 2016 from UC Berkeley.

I am in the process of building a new website – information here may be out of date after April 2022!


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(PS it’s easier than it looks: Ar-MEE-tuh Man-off-ZAH-deh)