AAA-AABA Anatomy in Anthropology Awards

The AAA-AABA Anatomy in Anthropology prizes are co-sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) and the AABA and given yearly subject to co-funding from AAA and honor the poster and podium presentations that are judged to best implement either traditional or state-of-the-art anatomical methodologies (e.g., histology, pathology, immunohistochemistry, gross dissection, imaging, developmental genetics, etc.) in innovative anthropological research. Research may be on past and living humans and nonhuman primates, or other animal models as long as the context is anthropological.


Baonhu Tran, The University of North Texas Health Science Center. Asymmetrical heat and moisture exchange during the nasal cycle: Investigating the influence of mucosal congestion on human nasal form and function


Te Wai (Telena) Pounamu Hona, University of Queensland. Understanding childhood growth: A pilot study of facial soft tissue thicknesses and body mass relationships in children aged 13 – 17 years


Zana Sims & Catherine Llera Martín, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Using weighted spherical harmonics to detect functional locomotor signals at the distal femoral articulation


Alexa Kelly, University of North Texas Health Science Center. Energetic Demands and Sexual Dimorphism in Inuit Nasal Morphology


Anna Ragni (podium presentation), Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History. Locomotor ontogeny and trabecular architecture within the hands and feet of great apes

Ingrid Lundeen (poster presentation), The University of Texas at Austin. Olfactory system anatomy in Homunculus and the ecological importance of olfactory cues among stem platyrrhines


Brian Shearer, City University of New York and the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP). Unique features of pelvic brim morphology and associated musculature in Pongo

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Devin Ward, Dept. of Anthropology, Rutgers U. Using Unintentional Vault Modification to Evaluate Integration of the Bony Labyrinth and Cranium

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Jaap Saers, University of Cambridge. Mobility and trabecular bone variation in the human foot” (podium)

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Carrie Mongle, SUNY Stony Brook. The developmental cascade biases rates of evolutionary change in the dentition (poster)

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Eric Castillo, Harvard University. Testing biomechanical models for lumbar lordosis variation in hominins

Jesse Goliath, The Ohio State University. Patterns in ontogeny of epiphyseal and metaphyseal trabecular bone microstructure in the human proximal tibia


Ian George, University of Missouri. Mapping language networks in the human brain

Zachariah Hubbell, Ohio State University. Age-related trends in human trabecular bone connectivity at the cortical-trabecular interface in the proximal tibial metaphysis