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

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.

Zeininger, A., et al. “The effects of digitigrade cheiridial postures on speed and gait in infant baboons.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2009, pp. 279–279.

Shapiro, L. J., et al. “The influence of body size and substrate size on quadrupedalism in Monodelphis domestica.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2008, pp. 191–191.

Zeininger, A. “The influence of foot posture on effective mechanical advantage at the knee and ankle during human bipedalism.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2008, pp. 228–228.

Zeininger, A., et al. “Ontogeny of digitigrade hand and foot postures in infant baboons (Papio cynocephalus).American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2007, pp. 255–255.

Zeininger, A., et al. “Metacarpal head biomechanics: a comparative backscattered electron image analysis of trabecular bone mineral density in Pan troglodytes and Homo sapiens.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2005, pp. 229–229.

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