New paper from Ross-Hatsopoulos Lab Collaboration

Multiple regions of primate orofacial sensorimotor cortex encode bite force and gape.

This paper just out from the Ross-Hatsopoulos collaboration funded by R01 “Neuroplasticity and the role of sensorimotor cortex in control of orofacial function”. R01DE023816-01.


Ontogenetic changes in bite force and gape in tufted capuchins

Laird MF, Kanno CM, Yoakum, CB, Fogaça, MD, Taylor AB, Ross, CF, Chalk-Wilayto, J, Holmes, MA, Terhune, CE, de Oliveira, JA. (2023) Journal of Experimental Biology jeb.245972. doi: 10.1242/jeb.245972

New paper from the Panagiotopoulou/Reid/Ross collaboration

The biomechanics of chewing and suckling in the infant: A potential mechanism for physiologic metopic suture closure.

Pranav N. Haravu, Miguel Gonzalez, Shelby L. Nathan, Callum F. Ross, Olga Panagiotopoulou, Russell R. Reid

Ross-Hatsopoulos Lab paper

Robust cortical encoding of 3D tongue shape during feeding in macaques

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This new paper from the long-standing Ross-Hatsopoulos Lab collaboration was based on JD Laurence-Chasen’s dissertation. This is the first evidence that the brain encodes shape dynamics of a muscular soft-body. Great work, JD!

New Ross Lab paper on macaques as models for human mandibular fracture fixation

Macaca mulatta is a good model for human mandibular fixation research

This paper is a product of our collaborations with Dr. Russell Reid MD, PhD at University of Chicago, Olga Pangiotopoulou, PhD at Monash. Two Pritzker School of Medical Medicine students worked on this paper, with Pranav Haravu leading the charge. Thanks to all involved.

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New Ross Lab paper on sagittal suture strain in capuchins

Thanks to Craig Byron for leading the charge on this great paper reporting in vivo bone strain from multiple sites across the sagittal suture in capuchins. These are important data on the variation in strain along the suture and across different behaviors.

Sagittal suture strain in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus and Cebus) during feeding

Craig Byron | David Reed | Jose Iriarte-Diaz | Qian Wang | David Strait | Myra F. Laird | Callum F. Ross