Evolution & Anatomy

2021 Oct 21

HEB Colloquium: "The role of physical activity in shaping ape and human hearts"

12:00pm to 1:00pm


BioLabs 1080

Speaker: Dr. Robert Shave, School of Health & Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia

Outline: Cardiac structural and functional remodeling in response to athletic training is a well-described phenomenon in human athletes. Using auscultation, percussion and palpation physicians as early as the 1890s demonstrated increased cardiac dimensions and athletic bradycardia. Subsequently, imaging technologies have enabled the detailed characterization of the human athlete’s heart.  However, few of these studies consider the evolutionary...

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2021 Sep 09

HEB Special Lecture: "How Evolution Shaped the Human Skeleton"

3:30pm to 4:30pm


Virtual - RSVP to mmccoy@fas.harvard.edu for zoom link!
HEB Professor Terry Capellini will deliver a special lecture that will discuss how evolution targeted our prenatal development to shape our skeletons and why we get specific skeletal diseases.
Daniel Lieberman

Dr. Daniel E Lieberman

Edwin M. Lerner Professor of Biological Sciences
Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology
Director of Graduate Studies
The basic question I ask — why does the human body look and function the way it does— requires an evolutionary perspective because nothing in biology makes... Read more about Daniel E Lieberman
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