I am thrilled to serve as Science Illustrator and Staff Assistant of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences this summer at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as a part of a collaboration between Dr. Jack Tseng, Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo, and the American Museum of Natural History.
At right is a graphite rendering of a kinkajou (Potos flavus) eating a fig, one of a series of illustrations highlighting carnivoran feeding strategies for an upcoming publication.
In addition to illustration, I am doing landmark analysis on mandibles. Below is a 3D model of the mandible of an African painted dog (Lycaon pictus) with landmarked points and curves that will be used in shape analysis to answer questions about functional morphology of carnivorans.
I'm having a blast learning from Dr. Tseng, and the other interns + Ph.D. students in the Functional Anatomy and Vertebrate Evolution lab (FAVE). Geometric morphometrics, FTW! The NSF grant abstract that this work is a part of can be found here: