Dr. Katrina Jones

Katrina Jones, postdoctoral researcher

I am a Presidential Fellow and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. I am interested in the anatomy and evolution of the mammal skeleton, particularly the vertebral column. Before starting at Manchester, I conducted an NSF-funded postdoctoral project investigating the evolution of the spine in the synapsid forerunners of mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. I completed my PhD in Functional Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Lab members

Dr. Jesse Hennekam

Dr. Jesse Hennekam

Lab Technician Project: Evolution of cursoriality in an experimental mouse model Background: My research focuses on comparative anatomy of mammals. I am particularly interested in the size and shape changes associated with insularity.

Dr. Amandine Gillet

Dr. Amandine Gillet

Marie Curie Global Fellow with Harvard University Project: Back2Sea, Axial evolution in secondarily aquatic mammals Background: My research interests lie into understanding the relationship between the morphology, kinematics, ecology and evolutionary history of large aquatic vertebrates with an emphasis on cetaceans.