George V. Lauder
Professor of Biology
Curator of Ichthyology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Structure, function, and evolution of vertebrates, particularly fishes and amphibians. Current studies include (1) investigation of the biomechanics of aquatic locomotion in sharks and ray-finned fishes using quantitative flow visualization, and (2) analyses of musculoskeletal function during feeding and locomotion. Additional interests include biological fluid mechanics, theoretical approaches to the analysis form and function in organisms, and the history and philosophy of morphology and physiology.
2017. Rosic, M-L., Thornycroft, P. J. M., Feilich, K. L., Lucas, K. N., and G. V. Lauder. Performance variation due to stiffness in a tuna-inspired flexible foil model. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 12: 016011.
2017. Lehn, A. M., Thornycroft, P. J. M., Lauder, G. V., M. C. Leftwich. The effect of input perturbation on the performance and wake dynamics of aquatic propulsion in heaving flexible panels. Physical Review Fluids Physical Review Fluids 2, 023101.
2016. Lauder, G. V., Wainwright, D. K., Domel, A. G., Weaver, J., Wen, L., Bertoldi, K. Structure, biomimetics, and fluid dynamics of fish skin surfaces. Physical Review Fluids 1, 060502.
2016. Higham, T. E., S. M. Rogers, R. B. Langerhans, H. A. Jamniczky, , G. V. Lauder, W. J. Stewart, C. H. Martin. and D. N. Reznick. Speciation through the lens of biomechanics: locomotion, prey capture, and reproductive isolation. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, London 283:20161294.
2016. Park, Sung-Jin, M. Gazzola, K. S. Park, S. Park, V. Di Santo, E. L. Blevins, J. U. Lind, P. H. Campbell, S. Dauth, A. Capulli, F. S. Pasqualini, S. Ahn, A. Cho, H. Yuan, B. M. Maoz, R. Vijaykumar, J. W. Choi, K. Deisseroth, G. V. Lauder, L. Mahadevan, K. K. Parker. Phototactic guidance of a tissue-engineered soft-robotic ray. Science 353:158-162.
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