November 1, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Biology Seminar | Control and Evolution of Sidewinding, Nov. 8

Henry Astley, portrait outdoors holding snake

Dr. Henry Astley

The Ohio University Biological Sciences Graduate Society Seminar Series presents Dr. Henry Astley on “Control and Evolution of Sidewinding” on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in Irvine 159.

Astley is Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Akron.

“My research focuses on the biomechanics of animal locomotion, at the intersection between biology and physics.  In order to move through their environment, animals must use physiological processes to generate force, transmit this force via the musculoskeletal system and morphology, and control it via the nervous system, all while navigating through sometimes mechanically complex and heterogeneous environments.  I use a variety of systems to study these principles, including snakes, frogs, and early tetrapods,” says his website.

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