Student working on a research project.

The Shape Within: Quantitative Anatomy Of The Human Skull

I am recruiting one undergraduate assistant for a research project on the variation in shape and function of the lower jaw in a sample of anatomically modern humans. The assistant will learn to use several biomedical and engineering software packages to process CT data, build 3D reconstructions, quantify jaw shape using landmark-based approaches, and conduct computer simulations of biting. The goal of the project is to generate critical baseline data for the degree to which jaw function varies, with potential extension to correlate changes in jaw shape and function with known pathologies. Skills acquired from this project will be highly relevant for careers in biomedical engineering and various fields of medicine.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Anatomical Sciences, Biomechanics, CT scanning, Biomedical Sciences
Student Skill-Set Needed: Desire to learn and work comfortably with multiple technical software programs, Ability to work independently, Knowledge of basic human anatomy would be beneficial, Coursework in engineering and/or biology recommended but not required.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Jack Tseng
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Pathology And Anatomical Sciences
Office: 310 Farber Hall (South Campus)
Phone: 829-2752