The Ross Lab at the University of Chicago is a collaborative community of scientist-scholars working on the biomechanics, motor control, and evolution of vertebrate feeding systems.

Our goal is to use our science to:

  • increase understanding of the way feeding systems work
  • alleviate clinical problems facing people and animals
  • develop the careers of our community members

We believe that our science is made better by cultivating a laboratory community that:

  • attends to and supports the professional goals of all of its members, collaborators and allies
  • includes and welcomes a rich diversity of participants
  • fosters mutually beneficial collaborations among members, collaborators and allies
  • treats our experimental subjects ethically, humanely, and respectfully