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Elizabeth Brainerd

Elizabeth Brainerd

Professor of Medical Science

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Phone: +1 401 863 9261


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Biomed Center, Room 210 - 863-9261

Research Summary

Anatomical studies of the musculoskeletal system with principles and techniques from engineering to understand the mechanical basis of movement in animals.

Past or Present Projects Available:

3D x-ray study of feeding in pigs; 3D x-ray study of feeding in ducks; Muscle mechanics in swimming fish; An investigation of the dynamics of alternate hewing in mini pigs; Functional morphology of the black cap pharyngeal apparatus; The biomechanics of alternate chewing in minipigs: an XROMM occlusion analysis; Thick filament lengths in Anuran depressor mandibulae; The relative roles of active intercostal musculature, passive intercostal musculature, and passive join mechanics ribs in costal respiration in Iguana; Leaf form and function in Viburnum (Adoxaceae); Anatomy and Function of the Pharyngeal Jaw System in Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella