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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, Austin2013

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Zeininger, A; Schmitt, D; Wunderlich, RE, Mechanics of heel-strike plantigrady in African apes., Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 145 (August, 2020), pp. 102840 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Zeininger, A; Yapuncich, GS; Schmitt, D; Wunderlich, RE, The role of the manual and pedal fat pads in moderating ground reaction forces and pressure patterns in knuckle-walking African apes., American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 171 (March, 2020), pp. 317-317, WILEY
  3. Schmitt, D; Zeininger, A; Hanna, JB; Wunderlich, RE, Hand and foot postures and loading patterns in monkeys and apes: implications for cheiridial design, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 171 (March, 2020), pp. 253-253, WILEY
  4. Yapuncich, GS; Schmitt, D; Wunderlich, RE; Zeininger, A, Using thin plate splines to statistically compare force curves produced by western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 171 (March, 2020), pp. 313-313, WILEY
  5. Kemp, AD; Yapuncich, GS; Zeininger, A, Mechanics of leaping between vertical supports in a small arboreal quadruped (Cheirogaleus medius), American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 171 (March, 2020), pp. 140-140, WILEY

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