Kaleb Sellers, PhDPostdoctoral Scholar
Kaleb is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Ross lab. His interests include comparative vertebrate anatomy and evolution, comparative functional morphology of the feeding system, and vertebrate paleontology. His postdoctoral work focuses on characterizing the basic and functional anatomy of the hyolingual apparatus across mammals with a focus on primates. Kaleb uses contrast-enhanced CT scanning, morphometrics, and engineering techniques to characterize muscle anatomy and assess muscle forces. For his dissertation research, Kaleb investigated the functional effects of skull flattening on the jaw muscles and joints in the lineage leading to crocodylians. He has also worked on projects investigating enamel thickness in various reptiles and collaborated on biomechanics projects in various non-avian dinosaurs and other reptiles.
New frontiers in imaging, anatomy, and mechanics of crocodylian jaw muscles.
Holliday CM, Sellers KC, Lessner EJ, Middleton KM, Cranor C, Verhulst CD, Lautenschlager S, Bader K, Brown MA, and Colbert MW. Anatomical Record. (2022) [DOI]
The Effects of Skull Flattening on Suchian Jaw Muscle Evolution.
Sellers KC, Nieto MN, Degrange FJ, Pol D, Clark JM, Middleton KM, and Holliday CM. Anatomical Record. (2022) [DOI]
2D and 3D Visualizations of Archosaur Jaw Muscle Mechanics, Ontogeny, and Phylogeny.
Cost IN, Sellers KC, Rozin RE, Spates AT, Middleton KM, and Holliday CM. Journal of Experimental Biology. 225 (Suppl_1): jeb243216 (2022) [DOI]
Biomechanical performance of the cranio-mandibular complex of the small notosuchian Araripesuchus gomesii (Notosuchia, Uruguaysuchidae)
Nieto MN, Degrange FJ, Sellers KC, Pol D, and Holliday CM.. Anatomical Record. (2021) [DOI]
Palatal biomechanics and its significance for cranial kinesis in Tyrannosaurus rex
Cost IN, Middleton KM, Sellers KC, Echols MS, Witmer LM, Davis JL, and Holliday CM. Anatomical Record. 303(4): 999-1017 (2020) [DOI]
The Significance of Enamel Thickness in the Teeth of the American Alligator and its Diversity Among Crocodyliforms.
Sellers KC, Schmiegelow AB, and Holliday CM. Journal of Zoology. 309(3): 172-181 (2019) [DOI]
Ontogeny of Bite Force in a Validated Biomechanical Model of the American Alligator.
Sellers KC, Davis JL, Middleton KM, and Holliday CM. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220(11): 2036-2046 (2017) [DOI]