Inspiring Scientific Curiosity and Discovery Webinar Series presents:
How Head Structures Diversify
Investigating Skull and Brain Evolution Using High-Density Shape Analysis
This talk will feature his research on the evolution of distinct cranial architectures in squamate reptiles, origins of highly encephalized brains in birds, and a potential new model system for how unique head structures evolve.
Speaker: Dr. Akinobu "Aki" Watanabe New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Aki Watanabe is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (watanabe-research.com). His lab focuses on understanding drivers of skull and brain shape evolution and development using a synthesis of techniques including 3D imaging, quantitative shape analysis, and computational methods.
Aki was the winner of AAA's 2022 W.M. Cobb Award in Morphological Sciences. Read more about his work in Anatomy Now.