Research

Currently, my research focuses on the mobility of appendicular joints in tetrapods.

My first paper was published 23 May 2018 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It presents a new approach for quantifying and comparing joint mobilities, and discusses how to apply ROM data from extant animals to extinct animals. You can find a summary from Brown’s press office here, and a discussion on the Parsing Science podcast here.


I also have several ongoing collaborations exploring other aspects of functional morphology.

My work on tribosphenic molar function, co-first-authored with Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, was published 13 February 2019 in Nature. You can find a summary from Yale’s press office here.

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My previous research experiences include work on insect self-righting in the Poly-PEDAL Lab, morphological integration at the Field Museum, and feeding biomechanics at the University of California Museum of Paleontology. See my CV for more info.