April 2015

Kevin received the Newell Award from the UCR Department of Biology for travel to present research results.

March 2015

Kevin passed the oral qualifying exam for advancement to candidacy in the EEOB Ph.D. program.



Kevin participated in the Riverside Metropolitan Museum's First Sunday event, educating local youth about science research taking place at UCR.

February 2015

Kevin presented a Biology Departmental Seminar at the University of California, Riverside.



Kevin was chosen to serve on the UCR EEOB GradFest organizational committee.

Research Interests

I am a Ph.D. student in Dr. Timothy Higham's Biomechanics Lab at the University of California, Riverside. My research interests focus on the functional morphology and biomechanics of feeding and locomotion in vertebrates. I study relationships between morphology, physiology, ecology, and evolution in order to understand how form fits function in different systems. My current work focuses on locomotor mechanics in lizards and the trade-offs associated with tail autotomy and regeneration.


Research techniques that I utilize include:

- High-speed video for 2D and 3D kinematics

- Digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV)

- Electromyography

- Force plate analyses

- Clearing and staining

- Mechanical testing

- Biomechanical modeling

- Field study/collection via seine, gillnet, and longline


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