Ashley Deutsch

I am currently a PhD student in the comparative anatomy and functional morphology lab within the biology program with a concentration in ecology and evolution. My research interests primarily lie in the development of novel methods and the collection of data that advance the understanding of primate functional anatomy and adaptive signals in the primate paleontological record. My research largely focuses on producing anatomical estimates of biomechanical force by combining osteological mechanical advantage with muscle architecture data. I am particularly interested in the masticatory apparatus and diet.