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 mechanical advantage of the knee joint!