Meet Anna J. Ragni
Assistant Professor, Biology
Phone: (813) 257-3676
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2012 Hendrix College, B.A.
2014 University of Arkansas, M.A.
2019 Richard Gilder Graduate School, Ph.D.
Anna Ragni is interested in how bodies function and how they came to be the way they are today. She is particularly focused on the skeletal shape, development and locomotion of mammals, primates and fossil human relatives.
Ragni's dissertation work focused on how bones developing in the primate hand and foot document locomotion through growth. More recently, she has focused on how the internal trabecular bone of mammalian fore- and hindlimbs correlates to life history and environmental data, what the brain of a 3.9 million-year-old fossil hominin looked like, and how Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old fossil human relative, may have walked. Ragni is a member of the American Association of Biological Anthropologists.
Anatomy in Anthropology Prize for Exemplary Student Research