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Anabela Maia

Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9-10am; Thursdays 4-6pm

Areas of Expertise

  • Biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology

Research Interests

My main research interest focuses on functional and ecological morphology. I have chosen to work with locomotion, concentrating on the aquatic realm. I use functional morphology to elucidate the evolution of locomotion mechanics. I am particularly interested in the role of fins and other control surfaces during unsteady locomotion. I employ techniques that enable three dimensional conformation analyses of fins and fluid dynamics. In addition, I am also interested in the physiology and function of the musculoskeletal system and in material properties of fish appendages.


Contact Information

Phone: 217-581-6360
Email: amresendedamaia@eiu.edu
Website: http://castle.eiu.edu/maialab/home.htm