Bend it like Sarah!

April 13, 2018

Big congratulations to undergraduate student Sarah Gonzalez for finishing her stellar senior thesis! Sarah dissected and bent the backbones of numerous cats to untangle the relationship between morphology and function. Very proud of her accomplishments! Sarah will return this summer to apply similar techniques to reptiles.


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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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