Paul Gignac, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • 469 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20072019
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Research Interests

Dr. Gignac studies evolutionary and developmental function of the vertebrate head, including encephalization and feeding biomechanics. He is also a specialist in contrast-enhanced micro-CT imaging techniques

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 469 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Are endocasts good proxies for brain size and shape in archosaurs throughout ontogeny?

Watanabe, A., Gignac, P., Balanoff, A. M., Green, T., Kley, N. J. & Norell, M. A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Anatomy. 234, 3, p. 291-305 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proxy
ontogeny
brain
Alligators and Crocodiles
Brain

The utility of DiceCT imaging for high-throughput comparative neuroanatomical studies

Gignac, P. M. & Kley, N. J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 91, 3, p. 180-190 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iodine
Tomography
Vertebrates
Brain
Peripheral Nerves
13 Citations (Scopus)

The Biomechanics behind Extreme Osteophagy in Tyrannosaurus rex

Gignac, P. & Erickson, G. M., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 2012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomechanical Phenomena
Tooth
Bone and Bones
Dinosaurs
Bite Force
6 Citations (Scopus)
ecology
phenotype
ontogeny
life history
organisms
12 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of postnatal arterial patterns in a growth series of giraffe (Artiodactyla: Giraffa camelopardalis)

O'Brien, H., Gignac, P., Hieronymus, T. L. & Witmer, L. M., 1 Jan 2016, In : PeerJ. 2016, 2, 1696.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artiodactyla
Giraffa camelopardalis
Mammals
carotid arteries
Internal Carotid Artery