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Amanda Smolinsky
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Amanda Smolinsky

Assistant Professor of Biology

Amanda Smolinsky is an assistant professor of biology who focuses on helping students build skills to break down complex problems and make connections to real-world applications. Smolinsky’s research focuses on anatomical structure-function relationships. She uses 3D digital modeling to explore musculoskeletal adaptations for locomotion over ontogenetic and evolutionary timescales.

  • BIOL 120 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 121 Introduction to Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 216 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

  • BB.S. – Biology, Roanoke College
  • M.Phil. – Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Ph.D. – Integrative Anatomy, University of Missouri
  • Graduate Certificate Science Outreach, University of Missouri
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Gross Anatomy, Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Vertebrate evolution
  • Functional morphology
  • Adaptations of the musculoskeletal system for locomotion
  • Skeletal plasticity
  • Science communication and outreach