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 at Austin 2013

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.

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.

Zeininger, Angel. “Ontogeny of bipedalism: Changes in the location and direction of the ground reaction force in toddlers.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 150, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2013, pp. 298–298.

Zeininger, Angel. “Comparative first metatarsal head trabecular bone ontogeny in African apes and humans.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 147, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2012, pp. 310–310.

Zeininger, Angel. “An ontogenetic assessment of trabecular architecture at the human talocalcaneal joint.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 144, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2011, pp. 317–317.

Zeininger, Angel, and Timothy M. Ryan. “First steps: Trabecular morphology of the juvenile calcaneus.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2010, pp. 250–250.

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