Katrina Elizabeth Jones

Katrina Elizabeth Jones

Research Associate
Stephanie Pierce Lab
Katrina Jones

Katrina Jones is an evolutionary biologist specializing in functional anatomy and paleontology. Her research strives to understand the functional, phylogenetic and developmental factors which drive morphological evolution. She gained her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Earth Sciences, at Cambridge University (UK), before transitioning to the USA in 2009. In 2014, she received her Ph.D. from the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution in Johns Hopkins University. Her dissertation, under the supervision of Prof. Ken Rose, examined allometry in the thoracolumbar region of running mammals.

Katrina has joined the Pierce lab as part of a collaborative project with Ken Angielczyk (Field Museum of Natural History), examining the evolution of the thoracolumbar region in Synapsids. The project will combine geometric morphometrics, ex vivo experiments and digital modeling to understand the evolution of the distinctive mammalian locomotory patterns. To find out more, go to her personal webpage.

Contact Information

Museum of Comparative Zoology
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138