Dr. Magdalena N. Muchlinski
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Pathology
B.A. (Anthropology), University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. (Anthropology), University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Muchlinski’s research focuses on the evolution
of primate traits. She is particularly interested
in the sensory systems and physiology of primates.
Dr. Muchlinski is currently teaching Clinical Gross
Anatomy and Embryology at the Joan C. Edwards School
of Medicine. Prior to arriving at MU, Dr.
Muchlinski taught Introduction to Physical
Anthropology, Comparative Primate Anatomy, Sensory
Ecology, Primate Behavior, and Primate Ecology at
the University of Texas at Austin. She also taught
Clinical Gross Anatomy at the Sophie Davis School of
Medicine of the City University of New York, NY.
Dr. Muchlinski spent the last year both teaching at
Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, and conducting
post-doctoral research at the University of Texas on
primate sensory systems. In addition to having
given several research presentations, Dr. Muchlinski
has two recent publications: “Ecological correlates
of infraorbital foramen area in primates,” published
in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology;
and “Exceptions prove the rule: Residual variation
in mammalian basal metabolism is explained by
fractal models of blood supply,” published in the
Journal of Comparative Physiology B.
Dr. Muchlinski is a member of the American
Association of Physical Anthropology, American
Society of Primatology, and the Society of
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