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Rome, Lawrence Whitman Center Scientist, Whitman Center


Design and function of muscular systems for locomotion and sound production The general goal of my research program is to answer basic questions about the design of muscle and its function during locomotion and sound production. In addition, my research focuses on the effect of temperature on motor performance. This research has required both integrative and comparative approaches. The integrative approach has required us to obtain information at different levels of organization from molecular biophysics to whole-animal biomechanics. This is necessary because: 1) one cannot understand how a muscle is designed without knowing exactly what it does during normal behavior and 2) the adaptation of muscle for different motor activities takes place at the molecular level.

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