Fred Anapol

Professor Emeritus

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PhD, State University of New York


The neuromuscular biology of feeding and locomotion from the perspectives of both evolutionary morphology and function.

Other Activities

Former Director, Center for Forensic Science
Former Faculty member, Neurosciences Program

Selected Publications

Porro, L. B., Holliday, C. M., Anapol, F. C., Ontiveros, L. C., Ontiveros, L. T., & Ross, C. F.(2011) Free body analysis, beam mechanics, and finite element analysis of the mandible of Alligator mississippiensis.Journal of Morphology, 272(8), 910-937.
Reed, D. A., Porro, L. , Irarte-Diaz, J. , Lemberg, J. , Holliday, C. , Anapol, F. C., & Ross, C. F.(2011) The impact of bone and suture material properties on mandibular function in Alligator mississippiensis: testing theoretical phenotypes with finite element analysis.Journal of Anatomy, 218(1), 59-74.
Ross, C. , Reed, D. , Washington, R. , Anapol, F. C., & Shahnoor, N. (2009) Scaling of chew cycle duration in primates.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 138(1), 30-44.
Taylor, A. B., Eng, C. M., Anapol, F. C., & Vinyard, C. J.(2009) The functional significance of jaw-muscle fiber architecture in tree-gouging marmosets.Ford, S. M., Porter, L. M., & Davis, L. C.(Eds). The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation, 381-394. Springer.
Taylor, A. B., Eng, C. M., Anapol, F. C., & Vinyard, C. J.(2009) The functional correlates of jaw-muscle architecture in tree-gouging and nongouging callithrichid monkeys.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 139(3), 353-367.
Anapol, F. , Shahnoor, N. , & Ross, C. (2008) Scaling of reduced physiologic cross-sectional area in primate muscles of mastication.Vinyard, C. (Ed). Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology.
Anapol, F. , Turner, T. R., Mott, C. S., & Jolly, C. J.(2005) Comparative postcranial body shape and locomotion in Chlorocebus aethiops and Cercopithecus mitis.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 127(2), 231-239.
, & (2004) Shaping Primate Evolution.Anapol, F. C., German, R. Z., & Jablonski, N. G.(Eds). 426 pp. Cambridge University Press.
Anapol, F. , & Herring, S. W.(2000) Ontogeny of histochemical fiber types and muscle function in the masseter muscle of miniature swine.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 112(4), 595-613.