My research interests include sauropod dinosaur limb biomechanics and the use of three-dimensional modeling to reconstruct the appendicular skeleton of sauropod dinosaurs. Of particular interest is the nature of articular cartilage in sauropod dinosaurs. I am currently focusing on the nature of hyaline cartilage in mammals, crocodilians and birds. This information will be used to attempt to reconstruct the cartilaginous portion of sauropod limb joints. I am also involved in work on crocodilian musculoskeletal anatomy.
I am currently working on three-dimensional reconstructions of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves in the equine forelimb and hind limb.
The gross anatomy lab is used by many classes and researchers here at the University. I have had the privilege to assist in many of these projects.