Daniel Oliver Schmitt

Daniel Oliver Schmitt

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

External address: 
203 Biological Sciences Buildi, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 684-5664

Overview

My primary interest is in the evolution of primate locomotion. I am studying the mechanics of movement in primates and other vertebrates in the laboratory to understand the relationship between movement and postcranial morphology, and the unique nature of primates among mammals. Current projects include the origins of primate locomotion and the evolution of vertebrate bipedalism.

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook 1995

Selected Grants

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Mechanical Properties and Functional Morphology of Mammalian Footpads awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2004

Mechanics of Fine Branch Locomotion in Primates and Opossums awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2002

Pages

Granatosky, MC, Tripp, CH, and Schmitt, D. "Gait kinetics of above- and below-branch quadrupedal locomotion in lemurid primates." The Journal of experimental biology 219.Pt 1 (January 2016): 53-63. Full Text

Johnson, LE, Hanna, J, and Schmitt, D. "Single-limb force data for two lemur species while vertically clinging." American journal of physical anthropology 158.3 (November 2015): 463-474. Full Text

Schmitt, D, Vap, A, and Queen, RM. "Effect of end-stage hip, knee, and ankle osteoarthritis on walking mechanics." Gait & posture 42.3 (September 2015): 373-379. Full Text

Hanna, JB, Schmitt, D, Wright, K, Eshchar, Y, Visalberghi, E, and Fragaszy, D. "Kinetics of bipedal locomotion during load carrying in capuchin monkeys." Journal of Human Evolution 85 (August 2015): 149-156. Full Text

Rabey, KN, Li, Y, Norton, JN, Reynolds, RP, and Schmitt, D. "Vibrating Frequency Thresholds in Mice and Rats: Implications for the Effects of Vibrations on Animal Health." Annals of biomedical engineering 43.8 (August 2015): 1957-1964. Full Text

Hanna, JB, Schmitt, D, Wright, K, Eshchar, Y, Visalberghi, E, and Fragaszy, D. "Kinetics of bipedal locomotion during load carrying in capuchin monkeys." Journal of human evolution 85 (August 2015): 149-156. Full Text

Li, Y, Rabey, KN, Schmitt, D, Norton, JN, and Reynolds, RP. "Characteristics of Vibration that Alter Cardiovascular Parameters in Mice." Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS 54.4 (July 2015): 372-377.

Gruss, LT, and Schmitt, D. "The evolution of the human pelvis: changing adaptations to bipedalism, obstetrics and thermoregulation." Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 370.1663 (March 2015): 20140063-. (Review) Full Text

Griffin, NL, Miller, CE, Schmitt, D, and D'Août, K. "Understanding the evolution of the windlass mechanism of the human foot from comparative anatomy: Insights, obstacles, and future directions." American journal of physical anthropology 156.1 (January 2015): 1-10. Full Text

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