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Faculty Research Interests
Holly Ballard, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Using large-sample osteohistology to assess growth dynamics, individual variability, and survivorship in dinosaurs and other extinct vertebrates, while utilizing the bone microstructure of extant vertebrates
to provide a framework for paleohistologic inferences.
Paul Gignac, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Musculoskeletal and dental biomechanics, cranial evolution and paleobiology of feeding in crocodilians and theropod dinosaurs, and contrast-enhanced micro-CT imaging techniques.
Haley O'Brien, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Dr. O'Brien uses digital rendering techniques to study the function, physiology, development, and evolution of craniocervical systems. Her primary foci are neuroanatomy and cranial vascular anatomy.
Dolores Vazquez-Sanroman, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Dr. Vazquez-Sanroman studies the neurobiology of opioid and psychostimulants addiction, cellular signal mechanisms of reward-related plasticity in an adolescent rodent model.