Menegaz Lab

Functional Morphology ∙ Feeding Biology ∙ Mammalian Diversity

The Menegaz Lab is part of the Center for Anatomical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Our primary research focus is the feeding biology of mammals. Mammals exhibit remarkable diversity both in the composition of their diets and in the morphology of their skulls and teeth! Our research investigates the associations among the mechanical properties of diet, phenotypic plasticity, and ontogeny/aging in masticatory tissues. We also study the biomechanics of feeding, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) kinematics and the relationship between tooth morphology and food-tooth interactions.

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