College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Research Areas

Auditory structure variation

We aim to demonstrate the spatial and functional relationships between the hard and soft tissues of the external ear of primates and other mammals.

 We are investigating tympanic plate evolution among higher order primates.We’re documenting the growth of the bony external ear canal in primates and rabbits.


Diffusible Iodine-Based Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography

We are using contrast enhanced microCT scans to build 3-dimensional models of the soft tissue of the face and ear among mammals.

We’re developing new methods to visualize primate muscles of facial expression in situ.We are analyzing the auricular muscles’ fascicle orientation and relative volumes among primates and rabbits.

Forensic anthropology