Current Members

Principal Investigator

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Duncan J. Irschick

Duncan is an integrative biologist and innovator interested in the evolution and ecology of animal athletics, and how biological form can inform synthetic design.  You can learn more about him here

Graduate students

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Joshua Moyer

Josh is performing research on the form of function in shark feeding for his PhD thesis.  To learn more, go to

Abby Vander Linden
Abby Vander Linden

Abby is doing her PhD thesis with Elizabeth Dumont UC Merced) on the evolution and anatomy of ungulate skulls and vertebrate. To learn more, go to