Kristi Lewton

Kristi Lewton

HEB Preceptor
Skeletal Biology Lab at HEB (Dan Lieberman, PI)
Kristi Lewton
My research focuses on the evolution of primate locomotor systems. I study the anatomy and biomechanics of human and non-human primate hindlimbs to understand the evolution of these structures, using both comparative morphometric and experimental approaches. My current work focuses on identifying adaptations to locomotion in the pelvis; examining patterns of integration, modularity, and evolvability of the pelvic girdle; and investigating the relationship between pelvic anatomy and metabolic cost of locomotion in humans. My work in the Capellini lab focuses on the effects of endurance exercise on pelvic bone micro-structure in an inbred mouse strain developed for studies in exercise physiology. This study uses µCT imaging to quantify the 3D morphology and micro-structure of the pelvis.
I also conduct research in Dan Lieberman’s Skeletal Biology Lab.

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