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About Casey

I am an Associate Professor of Anatomy at University of Missouri-Columbia. I teach Anatomy for the Medical School. I conduct research on the evolutionary morphology of vertebrates, particularly the structure, function, and evolution of the feeding apparatus. Much of this involves studying the biology of bone, cartilage and muscle. of dinosaurs and fossil crocs. I have a great job.

NSF Summer Research Experience for STEM Teachers in Comparative Biomechanics, Paleontology and Evolution

Research Experience for STEM Teacher position is available at the University of Missouri Integrative Anatomy program for the summer of 2016. The teacher will design and conduct studies that explore the anatomy and biomechanics of birds, dinosaurs, and crocodilians as … Continue reading

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NSF Summer Research Experience in Comparative Biomechanics, Paleontology and Evolution

Research Experience for Undergraduate positions are available at the University of Missouri Integrative Anatomy program for the summer of 2016. THE REU students will design and conduct studies that explore the anatomy and biomechanics of birds, dinosaurs, and reptiles as … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position Open: Evolution of Dinosaur Jaw Musculature and the Origins of Avian Cranial Kinesis.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION Spring 2015 Position Details: Project title: Evolution of Dinosaur Jaw Musculature and the Origins of Avian Cranial Kinesis. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri … Continue reading

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Looking for a Postdoc Fall 2015

As part of our NSF grant on Avian Cranial Kinesis, we’ll be looking to fill a 3yr Postdoc at University of Missouri, Summer/Fall 2015. The official ad won’t come out for a while, but any interested parties should contact me … Continue reading

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We’re Back

Poor neglected blog page! The lab is bustling! Some big news: We’ve been funded by NSF to pursue a project on the biomechanical and evolutionary patterns underlying the origins of avian cranial kinesis. We’ll be developing a series of 3D computational, morphometric, … Continue reading

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ICVM-10 Symposium on Reptile Skeletal Biology

Interested in the latest research on reptile development, biomechanics and evolution? Come to our symposium at the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology in Barcelona next Tuesday (July 9, 2013). If not, be sure to catch some of the other outstanding … Continue reading

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Towards Finding Invisible Whiskers in Fossil Crocs

Our paper on Alligator Trigeminal Nerve Scaling and Significance is out in Anatomical Record: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ar.22666/pdf You can catch University of Missouri’s press release here: https://nbsubscribe.missouri.edu/news-releases/2013/0404-new-measurement-of-crocodilian-nerves-could-lead-to-better-understanding-of-ancient-animals%E2%80%99-behavior-mu-researcher-finds/ and a snazzy video describing the research here: http://vimeo.com/user2631252   This was all part of … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs and Cavemen is a Success!

Greetings, I wanted to take this space to report on a fairly successful event were were able to pull of at Rock Bridge High School. As described previously, members of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences and the Department … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs & Cavemen Public Event

Saturday March 9th, a brigade of University of Missouri undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty will be at the local high school planetarium to provide an afternoon of discovery and excitement open to the general public. Come by, bring your families, … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Archosauriform Symphyses

Two years ago, I was invited to present in the Basal Archosaur symposium at the Latin American Congress of Vertebrate Paleontology in San Juan, Argentina. Holy cow do they know how to put on a good conference.  This symposium has … Continue reading

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