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Kristian J. Carlson
Associate Professor of Clinical Cell & Neurobiology
Cell and Neurobiology
BMT 1333 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 3361

Publications

Daegling DJ, Carlson KJ, Tafforeau P, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. Comparative biomechanics of Australopithecus sediba mandibles. J Hum Evol. 2016 Nov; 100:73-86. View in: PubMed

Zeininger A, Patel BA, Zipfel B, Carlson KJ. Trabecular architecture in the StW 352 fossil hominin calcaneus. J Hum Evol. 2016 Aug; 97:145-58. View in: PubMed

Ledogar JA, Smith AL, Benazzi S, Weber GW, Spencer MA, Carlson KB, McNulty KP, Dechow PC, Grosse IR, Ross CF, Richmond BG, Wright BW, Wang Q, Byron C, Carlson KJ, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR, Tamvada K, Pryor LC, Berthaume MA, Strait DS. Mechanical evidence that Australopithecus sediba was limited in its ability to eat hard foods. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:10596. View in: PubMed

Chirchir H, Kivell TL, Ruff CB, Hublin JJ, Carlson KJ, Zipfel B, Richmond BG. Recent origin of low trabecular bone density in modern humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 13; 112(2):366-71. View in: PubMed

Jashashvili T, Dowdeswell MR, Lebrun R, Carlson KJ. Cortical structure of hallucal metatarsals and locomotor adaptations in hominoids. PLoS One. 2015; 10(1):e0117905. View in: PubMed

Holloway RL, Broadfield DC, Carlson KJ. New high-resolution computed tomography data of the Taung partial cranium and endocast and their bearing on metopism and hominin brain evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Sep 9; 111(36):13022-7. View in: PubMed

Churchill SE, Holliday TW, Carlson KJ, Jashashvili T, Macias ME, Mathews S, Sparling TL, Schmid P, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. The upper limb of Australopithecus sediba. Science. 2013 Apr 12; 340(6129):1233477. View in: PubMed

DeSilva JM, Holt KG, Churchill SE, Carlson KJ, Walker CS, Zipfel B, Berger LR. The lower limb and mechanics of walking in Australopithecus sediba. Science. 2013 Apr 12; 340(6129):1232999. View in: PubMed

Schmid P, Churchill SE, Nalla S, Weissen E, Carlson KJ, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. Mosaic morphology in the thorax of Australopithecus sediba. Science. 2013 Apr 12; 340(6129):1234598. View in: PubMed

Fernandez V, Abdala F, Carlson KJ, Cook DC, Rubidge BS, Yates A, Tafforeau P. Synchrotron Reveals Early Triassic Odd Couple: Injured Amphibian and Aestivating Therapsid Share Burrow. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e64978. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Jashashvili T, Houghton K, Westaway MC, Patel BA. Joint loads in marsupial ankles reflect habitual bipedalism versus quadrupedalism. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58811. View in: PubMed

Zipfel B, DeSilva JM, Kidd RS, Carlson KJ, Churchill SE, Berger LR. The foot and ankle of Australopithecus sediba. Science. 2011 Sep 9; 333(6048):1417-20. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Stout D, Jashashvili T, de Ruiter DJ, Tafforeau P, Carlson K, Berger LR. The endocast of MH1, Australopithecus sediba. Science. 2011 Sep 9; 333(6048):1402-7. View in: PubMed

Kibii JM, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Carlson KJ, Reed ND, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. A partial pelvis of Australopithecus sediba. Science. 2011 Sep 9; 333(6048):1407-11. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Demes B. Gait dynamics of Cebus apella during quadrupedalism on different substrates. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010 Jun; 142(2):273-86. View in: PubMed

Nowak MG, Carlson KJ, Patel BA. Apparent density of the primate calcaneo-cuboid joint and its association with locomotor mode, foot posture, and the "midtarsal break". Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010 Jun; 142(2):180-93. View in: PubMed

Berger LR, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Carlson KJ, Dirks PH, Kibii JM. Australopithecus sediba: a new species of Homo-like australopith from South Africa. Science. 2010 Apr 9; 328(5975):195-204. View in: PubMed

Judex S, Carlson KJ. Is bone's response to mechanical signals dominated by gravitational loading? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Nov; 41(11):2037-43. View in: PubMed

Demes B, Carlson KJ. Locomotor variation and bending regimes of capuchin limb bones. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2009 Aug; 139(4):558-71. View in: PubMed

Patel BA, Carlson KJ. Apparent density patterns in subchondral bone of the sloth and anteater forelimb. Biol Lett. 2008 Oct 23; 4(5):486-9. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Lublinsky S, Judex S. Do different locomotor modes during growth modulate trabecular architecture in the murine hind limb? Integr Comp Biol. 2008 Sep; 48(3):385-93. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Byron CD. Building a better organismal model: The role of the mouse--Introduction to the symposium. Integr Comp Biol. 2008 Sep; 48(3):321-3. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Judex S. Increased non-linear locomotion alters diaphyseal bone shape. J Exp Biol. 2007 Sep; 210(Pt 17):3117-25. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Grine FE, Pearson OM. Robusticity and sexual dimorphism in the postcranium of modern hunter-gatherers from Australia. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2007 Sep; 134(1):9-23. View in: PubMed

Patel BA, Carlson KJ. Bone density spatial patterns in the distal radius reflect habitual hand postures adopted by quadrupedal primates. J Hum Evol. 2007 Feb; 52(2):130-41. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ. Muscle architecture of the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): perspectives for investigating chimpanzee behavior. Primates. 2006 Jul; 47(3):218-29. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Patel BA. Habitual use of the primate forelimb is reflected in the material properties of subchondral bone in the distal radius. J Anat. 2006 Jun; 208(6):659-70. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Doran-Sheehy DM, Hunt KD, Nishida T, Yamanaka A, Boesch C. Locomotor behavior and long bone morphology in individual free-ranging chimpanzees. J Hum Evol. 2006 Apr; 50(4):394-404. View in: PubMed

Demes B, Carlson KJ, Franz TM. Cutting corners: the dynamics of turning behaviors in two primate species. J Exp Biol. 2006 Mar; 209(Pt 5):927-37. View in: PubMed

Demes B, Franz TM, Carlson KJ. External forces on the limbs of jumping lemurs at takeoff and landing. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2005 Oct; 128(2):348-58. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ. Investigating the form-function interface in African apes: Relationships between principal moments of area and positional behaviors in femoral and humeral diaphyses. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2005 Jul; 127(3):312-34. View in: PubMed

Franz TM, Demes B, Carlson KJ. Gait mechanics of lemurid primates on terrestrial and arboreal substrates. J Hum Evol. 2005 Feb; 48(2):199-217. View in: PubMed

Pickering TR, Carlson KJ. Baboon taphonomy and its relevance to the investigation of large felid involvement in human forensic cases. Forensic Sci Int. 2004 Aug 11; 144(1):37-44. View in: PubMed

Carlson KJ, Pickering TR. Intrinsic qualities of primate bones as predictors of skeletal element representation in modern and fossil carnivore feeding assemblages. J Hum Evol. 2003 Apr; 44(4):431-50. View in: PubMed

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