Angel Zeininger

Angel Zeininger

Lecturning Fellow, Senior of Evolutionary Anthropology

Overview

My primary areas of interest are the ontogeny of locomotion, trabecular bone remodeling, and the evolution and functional morphology of the hands and feet. I am interested in how forces incurred during locomotion influence the microarchitecture of trabecular bone. In particular, my research aims to 1) determine the magnitude and direction of forces that travel through bones during locomotion, 2) use advanced imaging techniques to identify evidence of ground reaction, muscle, and joint reaction forces as preserved in trabecular bone patterning, and 3) apply this method to the study of fossil hominins as an innovative way of reconstructing locomotor behavior in extinct species.

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 2013

Schmitt, Daniel, et al. “Digit clearance patterns in primates vary by limb and substrate reflecting different strategies between arboreal and terrestrial locomotion.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 165, WILEY, 2018, pp. 243–243.

Grider-Potter, N., and A. Zeininger. “Head stability and neck function during locomotion in Varecia variegata.” Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol. 58, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2018, pp. E82–E82.

Grider-Potter, Neysa, and Angel Zeininger. “Locomotor mode and kinematics of the head, neck, and trunk in Varecia variegata.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 162, WILEY, 2017, pp. 202–202.

Zeininger, Angel, et al. “Highly Protracted Hindlimbs and a Forward Foot Placement Increase Stability when Walking on Arboreal Substrates.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 162, WILEY, 2017, pp. 420–21.

Fitzsimons, Aidan Z., et al. “Gait Asymmetry in Humans and Other Animals: How much is Normal and Why Does it Exist?American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 162, WILEY, 2017, pp. 181–181.

Schmitt, Daniel, et al. “Gorilla limb kinematics and hominoid locomotor diversity: Implications for hominin locomotor evolution.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 282–282.

Granatosky, Michael C., et al. “Functional differentiation of the propulsive and braking roles of the forelimbs and hindlimbs during quadrupedal locomotion.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 159–60.

Zeininger, Angel. “A comparative, ontogenetic approach to trabecular architecture with implications for inferring foot function in fossil hominins.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 344–344.

Zeininger, Angel, and Kristian J. Carlson. “Trabecular morphology at the talocalcaneal and calcaneocuboid joints in StW 352 (Australopithecus africanus).” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 156, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015, pp. 332–332.

Zeininger, Angel, et al. “Developmental timing of heel-strike plantigrady in chimpanzees and gorillas.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 153, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014, pp. 281–82.

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