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Christopher Walker

Asst Professor

American Association of Veterinary Anatomists

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

CVM Main Building D259


I am an anatomist and biological anthropologist with interests in hominin paleontology, growth & development, functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton, mobility, and anatomical variation. The primary goal of my research is to elucidate the adaptive significance of changes to locomotor anatomy during hominin evolution. In other words, I seek to understand how hominins moved throughout their environment and what prompted shifts in their bony anatomy. My primary area of teaching expertise is in mammalian anatomy (including gross anatomy, osteology, and functional morphology).


PhD Evolutionary Anthropology Duke University

MPhil Biological Anthropological Science University of Cambridge

BA Biological Anthropology University of California

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