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Borja Esteve-Altava

I am an evolutionary biologist (Ph.D. in Biodiversity) interested in understanding macro-evolutionary patterns in vertebrate morphology and the relationship between evolution and health. Most of my work has been focused on the morphological evolution of the head and limbs of vertebrates. Specifically, the presence of evolutionary trends and developmental constraints, delimiting morphological modules based on the anatomical relations of parts and studying the premature fusion of bones or craniosynostosis in an evolutionary context.

Evolution During The Dawn Of Limbs

Limbs can take many forms, from paws to wings, allowing vertebrates to walk, run, swim, fly, and grab things. And even though limbs look very different on the outside, they all share a common anatomical design that evolved from the […]