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Ellen Fricano, PhD

Ellen Fricano, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Phone: (909) 469-5219

Join year: July 2019

  • Education

    Ph.D., Fuctional Anatomy and Evolustion, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland, 2018

    M.S., Biological & Forensic Anthropology, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2013

    B.A., Anthroplogy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2010

  • Teaching Experience

    Assistant Professor, Medical Anatomical Sciences, COMP, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA 2019-present

    Instructor, Human Physiology and Nutrition, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, 2018-2019

  • Courses

    Medical Gross Anatomy

  • Research Interest

    My research interests are focused on the growth and development of mammalian cranial anatomy. I use three-dimensional imaging and morphometric analyses to test hypotheses about the relationships between form and function in bone and soft tissues. Recently, I have been interested in how the primate cranial base varies with the auditory complex across taxa and growth.

  • Publications

    Journal Articles

    Fricano EEI, Perry JMG. 2019. Maximum Bony Gape in Primates. The Anatomical Record, 302(2), 215-225.

    Conference Presentations

    Fricano EEI, Smith TD, DeLeon VB. 2019. Neonatal Ectotympanic Bone Variation among Lorisiforms and Tarsiers. FASEB J, 33(1 supplement), 452-14.

    Fricano EEI, 2018. Geometric Morphometric Analysis of the Macaque Basicranium with Special Reference to the Ectotympanic Tube. FASEB J, 32(1 supplement), 513-17.

    Fricano EEI, DeLeon VB. 2017. Growth of the Catarrhine Ectotympanic Tube. Am J Phys Anthropol 62 Suppl. (S64): 1-423.

    Fricano EEI, DeLeon VB. 2016. Scaling of the Ectotympanic Tube and Tympanic Membrane Diameter among Catarrhine Primates. FASEB J, 30(1 Supplement): 779-4.

    Powell EEI, Perry JMG. 2015. Functional Implications of Maximum Bony Gape in Non-Human Primates. Am J Phys Anthropol, 156:(S60): 65-334.

    Powell EEI, Roth MH, Garvin HM. 2013. Enviornmental Plasticity of Intralimb Indices. Am J Phys Anthropol 150 (S56): 9-52.

    Powell EEI, Ousley SD, Tuamsuk P. 2013. Sex Estimation in a Modern Thai Sample using Nonmetric Traits of the Innominate. Proc Am Acad Foren Sci 19: 1-608.