Eric Castillo

Eric Castillo

PhD Candidate
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Eric studies the evolution of human anatomy and physiology to understand the competing selection pressures that have shaped our biology in the context of modern health. His work combines biomechanical modeling, controlled lab experiments, evidence from the fossil record, and field studies of humans around the world to explore the origins and functional consequences of variations in spinal posture. His future research aims to study how recent changes in human behavior such as increased sedentism may affect global variations in, causes of, and potential treatments for various musculoskeletal disorders.