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Marianne E. Porter

Dr. Marianne E. Porter
  • Associate Professor
  • FAU Biological Sciences
  • 561 297-1288 (Boca Raton)
  • Boca Raton - SC, 211


  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2007

Research Interests

  • Skeletal mechanics
  • Swimming kinematics
  • Bioinspired design
  • Biomaterials

Research Description

My research is in comparative biomechanics and functional morphology. My research focuses on understanding the mechanics of stiff biological materials; in particular, I am interested in cartilaginous vertebral column materials, mechanics, and how mechanics impact swimming speed and style. I also explore questions about skeletal system impacts on physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution.

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