OEB PhD Candidate
B.S., University of California Berkeley, 2009
Trade offs in the functional morphology of elastic structures
As an OEB Ph.D. student I work on a project which involves using finite element analysis to learn more about the energy storage and deformation of mantis shrimp appendages. Also, I'm an active member in SOURCE (Studying, Originating, and Understanding R Coding Executables) and always ready for an R discussion.
Patek, S. N., Dudek, D. M. and Rosario, M. V. 2011. From bouncy legs to poisoned arrows: elastic movements in invertebrates. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 1973-1980.
McHenry, M. J., T. Claverie, M. V. Rosario and S. N. Patek. 2012. Gearing for speed slows the predatory strike of a mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology: 215:1231-1245.