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

O'Neill, MC, and Schmitt, D. "The gaits of primates: Center of mass mechanics in walking, cantering and galloping ring-tailed lemurs, Lemur catta." Journal of Experimental Biology 215.10 (2012): 1728-1739. Full Text

Workman, C, and Schmitt, D. "Positional Behavior of Delacour's Langurs (Trachypithecus delacouri) in Northern Vietnam." International Journal of Primatology 33.1 (2012): 19-37. Full Text

Allen, KD, Shamji, MF, Mata, BA, Gabr, MA, Sinclair, SM, Schmitt, DO, Richardson, WJ, and Setton, LA. "Kinematic and dynamic gait compensations in a rat model of lumbar radiculopathy and the effects of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonism. (Published online)" Arthritis Res Ther 13.4 (August 26, 2011): R137-. Full Text

Hanna, JB, and Schmitt, D. "Comparative Triceps Surae Morphology in Primates: A Review." Anatomy Research International 2011 (2011). (Academic Article) Full Text

Schmitt, D, Zumwalt, AC, and Hamrick, MW. "The relationship between bone mechanical properties and ground reaction forces in normal and hypermuscular mice." Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 313 A.6 (2010): 339-351. Full Text

Schmitt, D, Gruss, LT, and Lemelin, P. "Brief communication: Forelimb compliance in arboreal and terrestrial opossums." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141.1 (2010): 142-146. Full Text

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