College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Fricano Lab


Evolutionary development and functional morphology of the primate head

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.