Nicole Danos


    I am an evolutionary functional morphologist currently working with Dr. Manny Azizi on the functional morphology of toad muscles. My research is fueled by my interest in evolutionary processes, especially those that have led to vertebrate diversity. I have a special fondness for mechanics and I am able to integrate that with evolutionary studies by focusing on the functional morphology and development of the vertebrate locomotor system. Specifically, I am interested in the reciprocal relationship between musculo-tendinous architecture and hydrodynamic mechanical effects during development. Fish with their spectacular diversity have inspired me from the beginning so they feature in all of my work so far.



Current address:

Azizi Lab

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

321 Steinhaus Hall

University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697