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I am studying the locomotor biomechanics of semi-aquatic salamanders and fishes with Dr. Kawano. We are using high-speed video, micro-CT scanning, and various engineering techniques to compare the functional capabilities of fins versus limbs for moving on land. By combining our video data with our 3D musculo-skeletal models we can create a digital marionettes of salamander and mudskipper limbs, and reverse engineer the minimum requirements for reproducing each method of locomotion on land. Ultimately we hope to use this knowledge to better understand how the earliest tetrapods invaded land nearly 400 million years ago.
B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., 2019