Biomechanics and Ornithology at Albright

Our group investigates biomechanics through dissection and computer modeling, and, in the future, possibly more avenues! We are also interested in anatomy, behavior, and physiology of birds and dinosaurs and science communication and outreach. We welcome all Albright students to join us, regardless of your major.

Current Lab Members

Robert Schwartz, Class of 2021

2020 - Present

Robert is interested in the tendon locking mechanism of birds and the muscles related to this function. Robert is currently finishing work on various raptor muscles and writing a senior thesis.


Suzy Spriggs, Class of 2021

2020 - Present

Suzy is interested in the bill tip organ, pathway of the trigeminal nerve, and neural nuclei associated with the trigeminal nerve and bill tip organ. Suzy is currently working on writing her results as a senior thesis.

Phuong Chau, Class of 2022

2021 - Present

Phuong is interested in effects of posture and gravity on dentition. She is currently working on gaining a thorough understanding of the existing literature and designing a series of experiments.

Research CV (8-5-2020)
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Educator CV (8-5-2020)
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