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David Katz

David Katz instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. David Katz


Cell Biology and Anatomy
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada


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In my work, I strive to understand how and why high-dimensional morphology maps to exogenous (evolution, ecology, experimental treatments) and endogenous (genes, developmental mechanisms) biological factors. I study the evolution of human and non-human primate variation, as well as mouse models of craniofacial growth and development. Quantitatively, I assess shape and form variation using methods from the multivariate statistics and geometric morphometrics toolkit, as well as quantitative and evolutionary quantitative genetics strategies.


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