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Katie Brakora
Padian Lab

Katie  Brakora


Her research: Katie studies the evolution of sexual dimorphism in the cranial bones and horns of African bovids, in particular the spiral-horned antelope and the springbok. Katie studies the development of these structures in males and females to learn how different kinds of sexual differences evolved.

Her interests: "I enjoy teaching human anatomy, seeing bovids in the field, and working with live antelope. I also have interests in macroevolutionary theory, epistemology and philosophy of biology."


Davis, E.B., K.A. Brakora, and A.H. Lee. 2011. Evolution of ruminant headgear: a review. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278(1720):2857-2865.  Read it

Brakora, K., and K. Padian. 2007. Quantification and phylogenetic correlation of sexual morphotypes in Bovidae (Mammalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (3, suppl.): 52A.