Torres Tamayo Sheila Nicole
- Investigadora Predoctoral
- Departamento: Paleobiología
- Dirección física: c/ Serrano 115 bis
- Teléfono: 917452500
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Página web externa: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicole_Torres_Tamayo
- Número ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2504-3886
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I am a fifth-year predoctoral research fellow at the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (Madrid, Spain). I am currently working on my PhD dissertation entitled "Functional anatomy and evolution of the torso in the genus Homo through 3D geometric morphometric techniques" under the supervision of Dr. Markus Bastir.
I use 3D geometric morphometrics of sliding semilandmarks to address the torso variation in living Homo sapiens and extant non-human Hominoidea. I focus my research on the study of the (co-)variation of torso structures in extant Hominoidea. I am particularly interested in understanding the patterns of thorax and pelvis covariation in humans and other primates, and their impact on the evolution of human body shape. I analyze torso 3D models through 3D geometric morphometric techniques. A major focus of my current research is to implement innovative 3D GM reconstruction methods in R to reconstruct the torso of Plio-Pleistocene hominins of the genus Homo. Additionally, my knowledge and skills in the R programming language make possible to address statistical shape analyses beyond the current workflow of 3D geometric morphometrics.
I am also interested in implementing new statistical methods not only to the study of the torso, but also to different biological systems. As an example, my previous research has focused on the study of 3D kinematics and sexual dimorphism of the human lungs from a morpho-functional approach. My background in biomedical imaging allows me to work with CT-data by obtaining 3D models of the anatomical structures required for my research.
Lastly, I am a huge advocate for open science and data sharing, and this defines my interests and concerns above any discipline.
- Rib cage anatomy in Homo erectus suggests a recent evolutionary origin of modern human body shape
- Three-dimensional geometric morphometrics of thorax-pelvis covariation and its potential for predicting the thorax morphology: A case study on Kebara 2 Neandertal
- Assessing thoraco-pelvic covariation in Homo sapiens and Pan troglodytes: A 3D geometric morphometric approach
- The torso integration hypothesis revisited in Homo sapiens: Contributions to the understanding of hominin body shape evolution.
- 3D analysis of sexual dimorphism in size, shape and breathing kinematics of human lungs.
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- Pelaez-Campomanes de_Labra Pablo
- Alberdi Alonso María Teresa
- Bastir Markus
- Caballero Chordá Óscar
- Daniel Garcia Martinez
- Fernández Jalvo Yolanda
- García Tabernero Antonio
- Maria Dolores Pesquero Fernandez
- Martín Perea David Manuel
- Morales Romero Jorge
- Rodrigo Córdoba Clara
- Rosas González Antonio
- Salesa Calvo Manuel Jesús
- Van der Made Jan