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Department of
Biological Sciences
120 Flagg Road,
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881 - 0816.
Phone: (401) 874-2373.
Fax: (401) 874-2065.
Cheryl Wilga
Job Title: Chair of the Department and Professor (Evolutionary and functional morphology)
Address: CBLS 183,
Phone: (401) 874-9020
  • A.A. (Biology), 1990, University of Alaska
  • B.Sc. (Biology), 1992, University of South Florida
  • Ph.D. (Biology), 1997, University of South Florida
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology, 1997-1999, University of California Irvine; 1999-2000, Harvard University.
  • Fall - Vertebrate Biology BIO 366
  • Spring - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy BIO 404
  • Graduate Courses: Alternate among Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Biomechanics, Elasmobranch Biology, and Functional Morphology.
Research Interests

My research interests center on the functional morphology and evolution of behaviors that are key to individual survival, such as feeding, ventilation, and locomotion in vertebrates. I use the comparative approach to investigate how transformations in the morphology of a musculoskeletal system affect its function. See my more detailed webpage for more information

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