Faye McGechie

Faye McGechie

Postdoctoral Scholar
Email: mcgechie@uchicago.edu

BS, Anthropology, Arizona State University
PhD, Integrative Anatomy, University of Missouri

Faye joined the Alemseged lab as a postdoc in the spring of 2021. She is interested in the functional morphology of the primate nuchal region. Her research integrates soft tissue mechanics, external bone shape, and trabecular architecture across extant primates to understand how the anatomy of the nuchal region is related to positional behaviors. Ultimately, she plans on using this framework to better reconstruct the behaviors of early hominins such as Australopithecus afarensis.