The Functional and Comparative Anatomy lab (FCA) at the University of Manchester seeks to understand the impact of adaptation and constraint on the evolution of the mammalian skeleton. We combine techniques from comparative anatomy and dissection, morphometrics, biomechanics, paleobiology, and evolutionary modelling to understand the factors impacting morphological evolution and phenotypic diversity through time. Previous work has focused on the axial skeleton, a critical but understudied component of the mammalian skeleton. Please contact me if you are interested in joining the lab or check out our current opportunities below.
Dr. Katrina Jones, Lab PI
Accepting PhD applications from students broadly interested in mammalian locomotor evolution.
Funded PhD. Dual award with University of Melbourne in Australia on Kangaroo evolution, anatomy, and locomotion. Deadline: Jan 21st.