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    Biren A. Patel, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Integrative Anatomical Sciences
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentIntegrative Anatomical Sciences
    AddressBMT 404 1333 San Pablo Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
    Phone+1 323 442 2093
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      Patel Laboratory for Primate Functional and Evolutionary Morphology


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      1. Patel B, Romanu JT, Carlson KJ. Subchondral Bone Radiodensity Patterns in the Glenoid Fossa of Ape and Human Scapulae. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2017 Dec 27. PMID: 29281860.
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      2. Patel B, Organ JM, Jashashvili T, Bui SH, Dunsworth HM. Ontogeny of hallucal metatarsal rigidity and shape in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) and chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). J Anat. 2018 Jan; 232(1):39-53. PMID: 29098692.
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      3. Dowdeswell MR, Jashashvili R, Patel B, Lebrun R, Susman RL, Lordkipanidze D, Carlson KJ. Adaptation to bipedal gait and fifth metatarsal structural properties in Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and Homo. C. R. Palevol. 2017; 16(5-6):585-599.
      4. Patel B, Yapuncich GS, Tran C, Nengo IO. Catarrhine hallucal metatarsals from the early Miocene site of Songhor, Kenya. J Hum Evol. 2017 Jul; 108:176-198. PMID: 28622929.
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      5. Gilbert CC, Patel B, Singh NP, Campisano CJ, Fleagle JG, Rust KL, Patnaik R. New sivaladapid primate from Lower Siwalik deposits surrounding Ramnagar (Jammu and Kashmir State), India. J Hum Evol. 2017 Jan; 102:21-41. PMID: 28012462.
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      6. Trinkaus, E, Patel B . An Early Pleistocene human pedal phalanx from Swartkrans, SKX 16699, and the antiquity of the human lateral forefoot. C. R. Palevol. 2016; 15(8):978–987.
      7. Patel B, Maiolino SA. Morphological diversity in the digital rays of primate hands. In: Kivell TL, Lemelin P, Richmond BG, and Schmitt D (editors), The Evolution of the Primate Hand: Anatomical, Developmental, Functional and Paleontological Evidence. 2016; pp. 55-100.
      8. Zeininger A, Patel B, Zipfel B, Carlson KJ. Trabecular architecture in the StW 352 fossil hominin calcaneus. J Hum Evol. 2016 Aug; 97:145-58. PMID: 27457551.
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      9. Marchi D, Ruff CB, Capobianco A, Rafferty KL, Habib MB, Patel B. The locomotion of Babakotia radofilai inferred from epiphyseal and diaphyseal morphology of the humerus and femur. J Morphol. 2016 Sep; 277(9):1199-218. PMID: 27324923.
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      10. Patel B, Wallace IJ, Boyer DM, Granatosky MC, Larson SG, Stern JT. Distinct functional roles of primate grasping hands and feet during arboreal quadrupedal locomotion. J Hum Evol. 2015 Nov; 88:79-84. PMID: 26553820.
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      11. Fernández PJ, Almécija S, Patel B, Orr CM, Tocheri MW, Jungers WL. Functional aspects of metatarsal head shape in humans, apes, and Old World monkeys. J Hum Evol. 2015 Sep; 86:136-46. PMID: 26276534.
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      12. Byron CD, Herrel A, Pauwels E, Muynck AD, Patel B. Mouse hallucal metatarsal cross-sectional geometry in a simulated fine branch niche. J Morphol. 2015 Jul; 276(7):759-65. PMID: 25758098.
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      13. Patel B, Larson SG, Stern JT. Electromyography of crural and pedal muscles in tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella): Implications for hallucal grasping behavior and first metatarsal morphology in euprimates. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2015 Apr; 156(4):553-64. PMID: 25693754.
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      14. Almécija S, Orr CM, Tocheri MW, Patel B, Jungers WL. Exploring phylogenetic and functional signals in complex morphologies: the hamate of extant anthropoids as a test-case study. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2015 Jan; 298(1):212-29. PMID: 25529242.
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      15. Goodenberger KE, Boyer DM, Orr CM, Jacobs RL, Femiani JC, Patel B. Functional morphology of the hallucal metatarsal with implications for inferring grasping ability in extinct primates. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2015 Mar; 156(3):327-48. PMID: 25378276.
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      16. Daegling DJ, Patel B, Jungers WL. Geometric properties and comparative biomechanics of Homo floresiensis mandibles. J Hum Evol. 2014 Mar; 68:36-46. PMID: 24560803.
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      17. Gilbert CC, Patel B, Friedman AC, Pugh KD, Fleagle JG, Patnaik R. New Lower Siwalik localities near Ramnagar, India: implications for the earliest Asian great apes and other mammalian linages. Select Publications of the Palaeontological Society of India. 2014; 5:353-365.
      18. DeSilva JM, Steininger C, Patel B . Cercopithecoid primate postcranial fossils from Cooper’s D, South Africa. GeoBios. 2013; 46:381-394.
      19. Patel B, Horner AM, Thompson NE, Barrett L, Henzi SP. Ontogenetic scaling of fore- and hind limb posture in wild chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus). PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e71020. PMID: 23923046; PMCID: PMC3726614.
      20. Venkataraman VV, Rolian C, Gordon AD, Patel B. A resampling approach and implications for estimating the phalangeal index from unassociated hand bones in fossil primates. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013 Jun; 151(2):280-9. PMID: 23633100.
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      21. Carlson KJ, Jashashvili T, Houghton K, Westaway MC, Patel B. Joint loads in marsupial ankles reflect habitual bipedalism versus quadrupedalism. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58811. PMID: 23554931; PMCID: PMC3595237.
      22. Patel B, Ruff CB, Simons EL, Organ JM. Humeral cross-sectional shape in suspensory primates and sloths. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2013 Apr; 296(4):545-56. PMID: 23408647.
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      23. Patel B, Seiffert ER, Boyer DM, Jacobs RL, St Clair EM, Simons EL. New primate first metatarsals from the Paleogene of Egypt and the origin of the anthropoid big toe. J Hum Evol. 2012 Jul; 63(1):99-120. PMID: 22694838.
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      24. Patel B, Larson SG, Stern JT. Electromyography of wrist and finger flexor muscles in olive baboons (Papio anubis). J Exp Biol. 2012 Jan 01; 215(Pt 1):115-23. PMID: 22162859.
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      25. O’Leary MA, Patel B, Coleman MN. The endocranial petrosal anatomy of Bothriogenys (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Anthracotheriidae), and petrosal volume and density comparisons among aquatic and terrestrial artiodactylans and outgroups. Journal Paleontology. 2012; 86:44-50.
      26. Boyer DM, Lipman Y, St Clair E, Puente J, Patel B, Funkhouser T, Jernvall J, Daubechies I. Algorithms to automatically quantify the geometric similarity of anatomical surfaces. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Nov 08; 108(45):18221-6. PMID: 22025685; PMCID: PMC3215009.
      27. Susman RL, Patel B, Francis MJ, Cardoso HF. Metatarsal fusion pattern and developmental morphology of the Olduvai Hominid 8 foot: Evidence of adolescence. J Hum Evol. 2011 Jan; 60(1):58-69. PMID: 21074829.
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      28. Nowak MG, Carlson KJ, Patel B. Apparent density of the primate calcaneo-cuboid joint and its association with locomotor mode, foot posture, and the "midtarsal break". Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010 Jun; 142(2):180-93. PMID: 19918985.
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      29. Patel B, Wunderlich RE. Dynamic pressure patterns in the hands of olive baboons (Papio anubis) during terrestrial locomotion: implications for cercopithecoid primate hand morphology. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2010 Apr; 293(4):710-8. PMID: 20235326.
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      30. Patel B. Functional morphology of cercopithecoid primate metacarpals. J Hum Evol. 2010 Apr; 58(4):320-37. PMID: 20226498.
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      31. Patel B. The interplay between speed, kinetics, and hand postures during primate terrestrial locomotion. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010 Feb; 141(2):222-34. PMID: 19639641.
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      32. Patel B, Susman RL, Rossie JB, Hill A. Terrestrial adaptations in the hands of Equatorius africanus revisited. J Hum Evol. 2009 Dec; 57(6):763-72. PMID: 19879632.
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      33. Kingston AK, Boyer DM, Patel B, Larson SG, Stern JT. Hallucal grasping in Nycticebus coucang: further implications for the functional significance of a large peroneal process. J Hum Evol. 2010 Jan; 58(1):33-42. PMID: 19800655.
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      34. Jacobs RL, Boyer DM, Patel B. Comparative functional morphology of the primate peroneal process. J Hum Evol. 2009 Dec; 57(6):721-31. PMID: 19765802.
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      35. Patel B. Not so fast: speed effects on forelimb kinematics in cercopithecine monkeys and implications for digitigrade postures in primates. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2009 Sep; 140(1):92-112. PMID: 19294733.
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      36. Patel B, Carlson KJ. Apparent density patterns in subchondral bone of the sloth and anteater forelimb. Biol Lett. 2008 Oct 23; 4(5):486-9. PMID: 18628113; PMCID: PMC2610091.
      37. Young JW, Patel B, Stevens NJ. Body mass distribution and gait mechanics in fat-tailed dwarf lemurs (Cheirogaleus medius) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas). J Hum Evol. 2007 Jul; 53(1):26-40. PMID: 17512970.
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      38. Boyer DM, Patel B, Larson SG, Stern JT. Telemetered electromyography of peroneus longus in Varecia variegata and Eulemur rubriventer: implications for the functional significance of a large peroneal process. J Hum Evol. 2007 Aug; 53(2):119-34. PMID: 17349678.
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      39. Patel B, Carlson KJ. Bone density spatial patterns in the distal radius reflect habitual hand postures adopted by quadrupedal primates. J Hum Evol. 2007 Feb; 52(2):130-41. PMID: 17055031.
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      40. Patel B, Gilbert CC, Ericson KE. Cercopithecoid cervical vertebral morphology and implications for the presence of Theropithecus in early Pleistocene Europe. J Hum Evol. 2007 Feb; 52(2):113-29. PMID: 17011609.
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      41. Patel B, Grossman A. Dental metric comparisons of Morotopithecus and Afropithecus: implications for the validity of the genus Morotopithecus. J Hum Evol. 2006 Nov; 51(5):506-12. PMID: 16914180.
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      42. Carlson KJ, Patel B. Habitual use of the primate forelimb is reflected in the material properties of subchondral bone in the distal radius. J Anat. 2006 Jun; 208(6):659-70. PMID: 16761969; PMCID: PMC2100237.
      43. Strait DS, Wang Q, Dechow PC, Ross CF, Richmond BG, Spencer MA, Patel B. Modeling elastic properties in finite-element analysis: how much precision is needed to produce an accurate model? Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2005 Apr; 283(2):275-87. PMID: 15747346.
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      44. Ross CF, Patel B, Slice DE, Strait DS, Dechow PC, Richmond BG, Spencer MA. Modeling masticatory muscle force in finite element analysis: sensitivity analysis using principal coordinates analysis. Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2005 Apr; 283(2):288-99. PMID: 15747351.
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      45. Patel B. The hominoid proximal radius: re-interpreting locomotor behaviors in early hominins. J Hum Evol. 2005 Apr; 48(4):415-32. PMID: 15788187.
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      46. Patel B. Form and function of the oblique cord (chorda obliqua) in anthropoid primates. Primates. 2005 Jan; 46(1):47-57. PMID: 15241636.
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