Graduate Students

Structural Anatomy &  Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program


Current Graduate Students


Chloe Boettger

MS Student – Maddux Lab
Thermoregulatory anatomy & physiology
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Caroline Counts

MS Student – Maddux Lab
Thermoregulatory anatomy & physiology

Tony Easo

MS Student – Tovar Lab
Ocular Anatomy, Glaucoma
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Courtney Miller

PhD Candidate – Menegaz Lab
Craniofacial anatomy, Biological anthropology

Taylor Robertson

PhD Candidate – Reeves Lab
Anatomy education, Ultrasound imaging (sonography)
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Indya Thompson

PhD Student – Gonzales Lab
Locomotor anatomy, Primate paleontology
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Baonhu Tran

PhD Student – Maddux Lab
Respiratory anatomy, Biological anthropology 

Lyndee Ward

PhD Student – Maddux Lab
Respiratory anatomy, Geometric morphometrics


Recent Alumni

PhD Graduates

Alexa Kelly Campbell


Alexa Kelly, PhD (2023)

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Buies Creek, NC
Maddux Lab. PhD Dissertation:  The interactive influence of climate and energetics on human nasal morphology.

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Libby Bradley, PhD (2023)

Assistant Professor
Division of Anatomy
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Reeves Lab. PhD Dissertation: Quantifying student satisfaction and academic performance: a comparison of four active learning techniques in an online, asynchronous graduate anatomy course.

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Malaka ‘Graci’ Finco, PhD (2022)

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Patterson & Menegaz Labs. PhD Dissertation: Quantifying Musculoskeletal & Biomechanical Symmetry in Individuals with Lower-LImb Amputation: A Step Towards Assessing Injury & Fall Risk.



Maureen Purcell, PhD (2022)


Reeves Lab. PhD Dissertation: Does Diversity matter? Disparities in diagnostic delays and contralateral risk factors with slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

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Suhhyun ‘Sarah’ Kim, DO, PhD (2022) 

Resident Physician
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Maddux Lab. PhD Dissertation:  Three-dimensional variation in maxillary sinus anatomy: Implications for health disparities in sinonasal disease.

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Ricardo Belmares, PhD (2018)

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX
Abbott Lab. PhD dissertation: Histological Investigation of Human Glaucomatous Eyes: Extracellular Fibrotic Changes and Galectin 3 Expression in Trabecular Meshwork and Optic Nerve.
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Jessica Juarez, PhD (2018)

Forensic Anthropologist
Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Western Michigan University
Reeves Lab. PhD dissertation: Heterotopic Ossification: A Recurrence Model and Novel Approach to NSAID Prophylaxis
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Victoria Kowalewski, DPT (2016), PhD (2018)

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Carrol University
Waukesha, WI
Bugnariu Lab. PhD dissertation: The Effect of Hearing Loss on Balance
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Vuvi Nguyen, PhD (2017)

Assistant Professor of Anatomy
School of Dentistry
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX
Reeves Lab. PhD dissertation: A Cadaveric Investigation of the Dorsal Scapular Nerve
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Addison Wood, DO, PhD (2017)

Spine/Orthopaedic Surgeon
Spine & Pain Center
Montrose Regional Center
Monstrose, CO
Patterson Lab. PhD dissertation: An Anatomical Approach to Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Extremity.

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Victor Taylor, PhD (2014)

Assistant Professor of Anatomy
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Reeves Lab. PhD dissertation: Comparing the change in force between iliotibial tract cut and gluteus maximus cut in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

MS Graduates

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Javan Stalls, MS (2023) 

Medical Student
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University
Davie, FL
Menegaz Lab. MS Practicum: A Novel Scanning and Staining Methodology for Visualizing Skeletal and Soft Tissue Using Micro-CT.

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Clay Carey, MS (2022) 

Medical Student
Long School of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
Maddux Lab. MS Practicum: CT-based assessment of lower limb surface area, volume, and tissue composition:  Implications for ecogeographic rules of thermoregulation.

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Tooba Husain, MS (2022)

Medical Student
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Fort Smith, AR
Menegaz Lab. MS Practicum: Neurocranial Growth in the OIM Mouse Model of Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

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Lila ‘Milo’ Huston, MS (2022)

Medical Student
College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX
Gonzales Lab. MS Practicum: Osteogenesis imperfecta: An analysis of inner ear development in Mus musculus (house mouse) with comments on hearing quality.

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Jacob Moore, MS (2022)

Medical Student
Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Louisana
Monroe, LA
Handler Lab. MS Practicum: Dental tissue volumes with osteogenesis imperfecta.

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Andrew Su, MS (2021)

Medical Student
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University
Vallejo, CA
Menegaz Lab. MS Practicum: The effect of tooth loss on craniofacial morphology.




Zachary Terrell, MS (2021)

Medical Student
McGovern School of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Center
Houston, TX
Patterson Lab. MS Practicum: Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on Parksinsonian Gait: A statistical parametric mapping analysis.

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Ashley Steele, MS (2020)

Medical Student
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of North Texas HSC
Fort Worth, TX
Menegaz Lab. MS Practicum: Craniofacial morphology of juvenile mice with osteogenesis imperfecta.

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Elizabeth Thai, MS (2020)

Medical Student
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of North Texas HSC
Fort Worth, TX
Maddux Lab. MS Practicum: Evaluating morphological variation in human nasal passages using 3D modeling.

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Jonathan Sweeney, MS (2020)

Medical Student
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of North Texas HSC
Fort Worth, TX
Reeves Lab. MS Practicum: The Cephalic vein: Anatomical study and evaluation of the coracoid process as a topographical body landmark.


Alexandra McBride, MS (2019)

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
College of Dentistry
Texas A&M University
Dallas, TX
Menegaz Lab. MS Practicum: Craniofacial bone mineral density in mice with osteogenesis imperfecta.

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Summer Ladd, MS (2018)

M.A. in Professional Counseling
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Menegaz Lab. MS Practicum: The craniofacial phenotype in a mouse model of osteogenesis imperfecta.




Elizabeth Nelson, MS (2015)

Postdoctoral Researcher
Microbial Paleogenomics Unit
Pasteur Institute
Paris, France
Kirchhoff & Planz Labs. MS thesis: Possible fluoride toxicity in North America: A paleopathological assessment and discussion of modern occurence.