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Angel Zeininger, Lecturning Fellow, Senior

Angel Zeininger

My primary areas of interest are the ontogeny of locomotion, trabecular bone remodeling, and the evolution and functional morphology of the hands and feet. I am interested in how forces incurred during locomotion influence the microarchitecture of trabecular bone. In particular, my research aims to 1) determine the magnitude and direction of forces that travel through bones during locomotion, 2) use advanced imaging techniques to identify evidence of ground reaction, muscle, and joint reaction forces as preserved in trabecular bone patterning, and 3) apply this method to the study of fossil hominins as an innovative way of reconstructing locomotor behavior in extinct species.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Biological Sciences Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-6582
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Ph.D.University of Texas at Austin2013

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Zeininger, A; Schmitt, D; Rose, MD; Turnquist, JE, Center of mass movements and energy recovery during arm-swinging in atelines, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 165 (April, 2018), pp. 310-310, WILEY
  2. Schmitt, D; Zeininger, A; Lemelin, P; Miller, CE; Granatosky, MC; Hanna, JB; Wunderlich, RE; Kivell, TL; Rose, MD; Turnquist, JE, Digit clearance patterns in primates vary by limb and substrate reflecting different strategies between arboreal and terrestrial locomotion, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 165 (April, 2018), pp. 243-243, WILEY
  3. Grider-Potter, N; Zeininger, A, Head stability and neck function during locomotion in Varecia variegata, Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol. 58 (March, 2018), pp. E82-E82, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
  4. Granatosky, MC; Fitzsimons, A; Zeininger, A; Schmitt, D, Mechanisms for the functional differentiation of the propulsive and braking roles of the forelimbs and hindlimbs during quadrupedal walking in primates and felines., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 221 no. Pt 2 (January, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Zeininger, A; Schmitt, D; Jensen, JL; Shapiro, LJ, Ontogenetic changes in foot strike pattern and calcaneal loading during walking in young children., Gait & Posture, vol. 59 (January, 2018), pp. 18-22 [doi]  [abs]

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