Welcome postdoc Sophie!

January 14, 2018

We are very happy to welcome new postdoc - Sophie Regnault - to the lab! Sophie completed her PhD at the Royal Veterinary College, London, with one of Stephanie's mentors, John Hutchinson. Her disseration research examined the evolution, anatomy, and function of sesamoid bones, especially the patella. In the Pierce Lab, Sophie will be examining the evolution and functional morphology of the mammal pectoral limb using lots of cool experimental and digital modeling techniques.

Here is a cool video Sophie made that beautifully demonstrates how the petalla increases the...

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In the news

July 4, 2017

The Pierce lab was recently in Nova Scotia doing fieldwork as part of Stephanie's 'in the footsteps of Romer' expedition grant. Our hard work made the front page of the Chronicle Herald and an online version is avaliable. Further, Stephanie was in the ...

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Postdocs available!

March 3, 2017

The Pierce Lab is looking to hire 1-2 AMAZING postdocs in Evolutionary Vertebrate Anatomy!

If interested, please get in touch with Stephanie ( to discuss your application.

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DDIG take over!

January 16, 2017

Amazing DDIG success in the lab! Both Brianna McHorse and Zach Morris were awarded NSF DDIG funds to support their graduate research. Congratulations!!!!

Brianna McHorse was awared funds by NSF DEB Evolutionary Ecology cluster. Her proposal was titled: Macroevolutionary drivers of digit reduction in fossil horses.

Zach Morris was awarded funds by NSF DEB Phylogenetics Systematics cluster. His proposal was titled: The evolution of crocodylian cranial development.

What a way to start the year!

Undergrad research

January 7, 2017

Congratulations to Abba Parker and Lorena Benitez for presenting their undergraduate research at the 2017 SICB meeting in New Orleans! Abba presented her work on niche partitioning in fossil horses and Lorena discussed the evolution of vertebral morphology in mammals. Well done!


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