Lecturer, Health Sciences

Ricketts Hall 330, Troy
518-244-3194
tamvak@sage.edu

Research Interests

Paleoanthropology

Functional anatomy and  biomechanics

Neanderthal ecology

Publications

Tamvada, K.H. and Strait, D.S. in prep  The Neanderthal femur is not more robust than the modern human femur: strength comparison of femora using finite element analysis.

Tamvada, K.H.  Femoral mechanics, mobility, and finite element analysis. 2014 In: Marchi, D. and Carlson, K., editors.  Reconstructing Mobility.  Springer.

Smith, A.L., Benazzi, S., Tamvada, K., Ledogar, J.A., Smith, L., Weber, G.W., Spencer, M.A., Lucas, P.W., Dechow, P.C., Grosse, I.R., Ross, C.F., Richmond, B.G., Wright, B.W., Wang, Q., Byron, C., Slice, D.E., Wood, S., Dzialo, C., Berthaume, M., and Strait, D.S.  2014 The feeding ecology and dietary ecology ofParanthropus boiseiAnatomical Record.

Smith, A.L., Benazzi, S., Ledogar, J.A., Tamvada, K.H., Pryor Smith, L.C., Weber, G.W., Spencer, M.A., Dechow, P.C., Grosse, I.R., Ross, C.F., Richmond, B.G., Wright, B.W., Wang, Q., Byron, C., Slice, D.E., Strait, D.S. 2014  Biomechanical implications of intraspecific shape variation in chimpanzee crania: moving towards an integration of geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis. Anatomical Record.

Jade, S., Tamvada, K.H., Strait, D.S., Grosse, I.R.  Finite element analysis of a femur to deconstruct the design paradox of bone curvature.  2014 Journal of Theoretical Biology 341:53-63.

Brutsaert, T. D., Tamvada, K. H., Kiyamu, M., White, D. D., Gage, T. B. Low ponderal index is associated with decreased muscle strength and fatigue resistance in college-aged women.  Early Human Development. 87: 663-669.

Presentations

Tamvada, K. H. and Strait, D. S. Comparisons of strength and predictability of Neanderthal and human femora under loading conditions simulating irregular steps.  2015 Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. Suppl. 156 S60: 301.

Ledogar, J. A., Benazzi, S., Smith, A. L., Weber, G. W., Spencer, M. A., Carlson, K. B., Dechow, P. C., Grosse, I. R., Ross, C. F., Richmond, B. G., Wright, B. W., Wang, Q., Byron, C., Slice, D. E., Carlson, K. J., de Ruiter, D. J., Berger, L. R., Tamvada, K. H., Pryor Smith, L. C. Berthaume, M. A., Chalk, J., and Strait, D. S. 2015  Bony facial buttressing in South African australopiths: a finite element analysis.  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. Suppl. 156 S60: 199-200.

Strait, D. S., Ross, C. F., Ledogar, J. A., Smith, A. L., Villmoare, B., Benazzi, S., Weber, G. W., Spencer, M. A., Dechow, P. C., Grosse, I. R., Richmond, B. R., Wright, B. W., Slice, D. E., Carlson, K. J., de Ruiter, D. J., Berger, L. R., Tamvada, K. H., Pryor Smith, L. C., Berthaume, M. A., Chalk, J. 2015  Principal strain orientations during biting in the faces of chimpanzees and australopiths.  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. Suppl. 156 S60: 298.

Tamvada, K. H. and Strait, D. S.  Comparisons of strength and predictability of Neanderthal and modern human femora using finite element analysis. 2012  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. Suppl. 147 S54: 282-283.