Curriculum Vitae of Rachel Menegaz, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D., Pathobiology Area Program (Integrative Anatomy)

The University of Missouri, 2013

Dissertation: “Ecomorphological implications of primate dietary variability: an experimental model"


B.A., Anthropology with Special Honors

The University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Honors thesis: “Functional convergence of the haplorhine postorbital septum and strigiform postorbital process”

Appointments

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Center for Anatomical Sciences, Department of Physiology and Anatomy

Assistant Professor, 2016 - Present


Indiana University School of Dentistry

Department of Biomedical & Applied Sciences

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2015 - 2017


Brown University

Division of Biology & Medicine, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate, 2013 - 2015

Research Funding

Indiana University Office for the Vice Provost of Research

Collaborative Research Grant, 2016


National Science Foundation

Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (BCS-1061368)


Wenner-Gren Foundation

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2010


American Society of Mammalogists

Grant-in-Aid of Research, 2010


University of Texas College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Research Scholarship, 2006


University of Texas School of Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2006

Awards and Fellowships

Anthropological Anatomy Award

American Association of Anatomists & American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 2013


Young Investigator Award

American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, 2012


Graduate Student Award

University of Missouri, 2011


Graduate Research Fellowship

National Science Foundation, 2008-2011


Mildred Trotter Prize for Skeletal Biology

American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 2007


Life Sciences Fellowship

University of Missouri, 2007-2013


Hibbs Scholarship

University of Texas, 2007

Teaching Experience

Systems Based Human Anatomy and Embryology for medical students

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

2017-2018 (Course Director, Nervous System 1, 2018)


Structural Anatomy for MS/PhD students

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

2018


Human Evolution & Medicine

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

2018


Clinical Anatomy I & II for physical therapy and physician assistant students

University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Health Professions

2017


Head & Neck Anatomy for dental students

Indiana University School of Dentistry

Course Director, 2015-2016


Advanced Head & Neck Anatomy for dental residents

Indiana University School of Dentistry

Course Director, 2015-2016


Systems Approach to Biomedical Sciences for dental students

Indiana University School of Dentistry

Neuromuscular Module Director, 2015-2017


Human Anatomy I & II for medical students

Brown University Alpert School of Medicine

2013-2015


Human Gross Anatomy for physical therapy and occupational therapy students

University of Missouri School of Health Professions

2012

Publications and presentations can be viewed on their respective pages.

Full CV available upon request.