Research conducted by faculty in Integrative Anatomy bridges the fields of evolutionary morphology and clinically relevant anatomical sciences. Faculty possess a broad range of expertise in lab-, museum- and field-based investigations of the evolutionary and translational significance of anatomical variation in primates, mammals and vertebrates.

Photo of Casey Holliday and colleague with alligator head.

Principal research areas center on: quantitative approaches to neural and cranial imaging and integration (Drs. Aldridge and Holliday); allometric, multivariate and geometric morphometric analyses of ontogeny and phylogeny (Drs. Aldridge, Holliday and Ward); adaptive significance of musculoskeletal transformations during major evolutionary events (Drs. Aldridge, Holliday and Ward); and experimental analyses of joint formation, function, formation and aging (Drs. Aldridge, Holliday and Ward).

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Students interested in working in these areas may contact the individual faculty members directly. All faculty are members of the Pathobiology Area Program.


  • Dr. Kristina J. Aldridge
  • Dr. Dana Duren, Adjunct Professor in Anatomy
  • Dr. Cheryl Hill
  • Dr. Casey Holliday
  • Dr. Laura Johnson
  • Dr. Kevin Middleton
  • Dr. Allison Nesbitt
  • Dr. James Proffitt
  • Dr. Kristen Prufrock
  • Dr. Richard Sherwood
  • Dr. Carol V. Ward