Katherine Willmore

Katherine Willmore

Biography:

Although Kat has physically moved back to her Canadian homeland, she continues her research with the lab remotely. She uses morphometric techniques to address questions related to the evolution and development of the mammalian skull.  Recent projects have coupled measures of craniofacial phenotypic variation with specific developmental-genetic disruptions to gain a better understanding of how the genotype is translated into the phenotype.  Her research in the Richtsmeier lab is an extension of this previous work, focusing on the genetic basis of cranial variation and its role in anthropoid cranial evolution.