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Middleton Lab

University of Missouri - Integrative Anatomy

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About the Lab

Biomechanics of Locomotor Tissues

Why “Locomotor Tissues”?

Animals are integrated organisms. In order to understand how vertebrates move, we must understand not only the structure of their components, but also how those components work together.

Locomotor tissues include the obvious (bones and muscles) and the not-so-obvious (feathers in birds and wing membranes in bats).

Lab Research

Research in the lab spans a broad taxonomic and anatomical range, from macroscale to microscale. We look at the extremes of locomotion to test how locomotor tissues function, adapt, and evolve.

To see what’s been going on in the lab, click the Lab News link. Choose the Research link above for an overview of projects in the lab and the People link for information about past and present members of the lab.