Kimberly Plomp

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am interested in how evolutionary adaptations have influenced health and disease in modern humans. My dissertation research (Durham University, 2013) explored the 2D morphological variation of human vertebrae in relation to the presence of a common spinal pathology, Schmorl's nodes. I am currently investigating human vertebral morphology for characteristics associated with bipedalism and any relationship between these characteristics and common back problems.