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Kristi Lewton is a biological anthropologist and evolutionary anatomist, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lewton’s research¬†focuses on the evolution of primate locomotor systems. She studies the anatomy and biomechanics of human and non-human primate hindlimbs to understand the evolution of these structures, integrating both comparative morphometric and experimental approaches. Her current work focuses on identifying adaptations to locomotion in the pelvis; examining patterns of integration, modularity, and evolvability of the pelvic girdle in primates, carnivores, and mice; and investigating the relationship between pelvic anatomy and metabolic cost of locomotion in humans.