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Middleton Lab

University of Missouri - Integrative Anatomy

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Dinosaurs and Cavemen 2016

IA’s 4th annual Dinosaurs and Cavemen Science Expo was the largest yet. We had somewhere between 700 and 1000 children and their families comes through our ~...

SICB 2016

Sharon Kuo is in Portland at the 2016 meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. She’s presenting her rotation project wo...


SVP 2015

IA made a great showing at SVP again this year. Two student projects that I had a hand in were presented:

Summer Undergraduate Researchers

This summer we have two undergraduate researchers working in the lab, Imran Rashid from MU and Kyle Kirkland from Michigan State University

Life Sciences Week 2015

Integrative Anatomy had a great showing at the annual University of Missouri Life Sciences Week. Graduate student Amanda Smolinsky presented a poster on her ...

Dinosaurs and Cavemen 2015

IA’s 3rd annual Dinosaurs and Cavemen Science Expo was a huge success this year. With help from the MU Department of Anthropology, we entertained about 650 l...

2014 Highlight Selection

Our paper on bat wing membrane muscle function was named one of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 2014 highlight papers, which means that it’s freely available ...

SICB 2015

IA was in West Palm Beach for SICB.


NSF Project

2015 brings the start of an awesome collaborative project with Casey Holliday, Larry Witmer (Ohio University), and Julian Davis (Southern Indiana University)...


National Fossil Day

IA went out for National Fossil Day. Close to campus are outcrops with invertebrates.

2013 Summer Research Intern

I’m happy to welcome Diana Salas to the lab for the summer. Diana is an MU School of Medicine Summer Research Fellow from Indiana University. She will be stu...


Turning Kinematics in Hummingbirds

Doug Altshuler, Elsa Quicazán, Paolo Segre, and I have a new paper out on the turning kinematics of Anna’s hummingbirds. We looked at the autocorrelation an...

Susan Lujan Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Susan Lujan who successfully defended her MS thesis: “Variable Levels of Atmospheric Oxygen Do Not Affect Microanatomy and Limb Bone Geome...

Lab on the move

Starting in Fall, 2012, I will be joining the faculty in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine...

Experimental Biology 2012

Susan Lujan and Brittney Coats presented their MS thesis research at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting. Download their posters below:


Field Research - Brown University

In August, Kevin visited Brown University to work with doctoral student Jorn Chaney and Dr. Sharon Swartz on muscle activity patterns in the Jamaican fruit b...

Congratulations to Krystina Bradford

Congratulations to Krystina Bradford on her graduation from CSUSB. Krystina was named the outstanding undergraduate student from not only the Department of B...

Congratulations to Brittney Coats

Brittney Coats won first place at the Twenty-First Annual CSUSB Student Research Conference sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies for her talk: How Doe...

New Publication - How to Run Far

Our paper detailing how experimental evolution has revealed multiple solutions to the common “problem” of running long distances has been published.

SICB 2011

Susan Lujan, Brittney Coats, and Kevin Middleton are all attended the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Salt Lake ...


Lab Alumni Moving On

Congratulations to lab alumni Darren Brockie and Skyler Liatti who are both entering professional school this fall. Darren will be attending the Loma Linda U...

Congratulations to Joscelyn Sanchez

Congratulations to Joscelyn Sanchez on completing her independent project in the lab and graduation from Humboldt State. Joscelyn created a key to the sharks...

Congratulations to Joscelyn Sanchez

We artificially increased hematocrit in high-activity mice using exogenous erythropoetin. Although they did not run more than controls, their VO2max did incr...