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Friday Research Seminar Series: Anatomy

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Friday Research Seminar Series


Join the Des Moines University research community for a series of presentations highlighting the research that is being done on campus and in the local area. This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Anatomy department. All DMU faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

Arrested Development: Understanding the Clinical Implications of Paranasal Sinus Variation


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Butaric,-LaurenLauren Butaric, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Des Moines University


  • Ph.D., Anthropology. Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Anthropology. Florida Atlantic University
  • B.A., Anthropology. University of Central Florida

Lauren Butaric joined DMU from the University of Missouri, where she was a lecturer and lab instructor in anatomy. Dr. Butaric received her Ph.D. in biological anthropology from Texas A&M University; she also holds a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Her primary research focuses on craniofacial variation in modern humans, specifically the internal structures of the face. Using computed tomography, she assesses the size and 3D shape of the internal nasal cavity and surrounding paranasal sinuses. By looking at globally distributed populations, Dr. Butaric analyzes which factors, such as diverse environmental pressures and/or overall skull shape, play a role in shaping these structures. Her ultimate goal is to better understand not only how, but why we vary as a species.

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