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Tobin Hieronymus Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology



Phone: (330)325-6635

Location: 'E-146'


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1997                   Colorado College
B.A., Biology

2002                   Montana State University—Museum of the Rockies
M.S., Biological Sciences

2009                   Ohio University
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biological Sciences

Professional Experience

2008 - 2010       Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
Research and Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy and

2010 - Present   Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Research Interests

Evolutionary Morphology of Avian Flight and Feeding
Vertebrate Paleontology of the Cretaceous and Paleogene in Africa and North America
Bony Attachment of Connective Tissues—Microanatomy and Evolution

Recent Publications

Journal articles and book chapters

Cooper, L.N., T.L. Hieronymus, J.G.M. Thewissen, and C.J. Vinyard. (submitted) Inferring diet from morphology in early whales: Morphometric analysis of feeding strategy in the fossil whale Remingtonocetus.

Simons, E.L.R., T.L. Hieronymus, and P.M. O’Connor (2011) Cross sectional geometry of the forelimb skeleton and flight mode in pelecaniform birds. Journal of Morphology 272:958–971.

O’Connor, P.M., J.J.W. Sertich, N.J. Stevens, E.M. Roberts, M.D. Gottfried, T.L. Hieronymus, Z.A. Jinnah, R. Ridgely, S.E. Ngasala, and J. Temba (2010) The evolution of mammal-like crocodyliforms in the Cretaceous Period of Gondwana. Nature 466:748–751.

Hieronymus, T.L., and L.M. Witmer (2010) Homology and evolution of compound rhamphothecae. Auk 127(3):590–604.

Hieronymus, T.L., L.M. Witmer, D. Tanke, and P.J. Currie (2009) The facial integument of centrosaurine ceratopsids: Morphological and histological correlates of novel skin structures. Anatomical Record 292:1370–1396.

Hieronymus, T.L. (2008) Chemical senses: comparative anatomy and physiology in aquatic birds. Pp. 83-94 in: Thewissen, J.G.M., and S. Nummela (eds), Senses on the Threshold. University of California Press.

Thewissen, J.G.M., and T.L. Hieronymus (2008) Evolutionary relationships of aquatic birds. Pp. 23-24 in: Thewissen, J.G.M., and S. Nummela (eds), Senses on the Threshold. University of California Press.

Hieronymus, T.L., L.M. Witmer, and R. Ridgely (2006) The structure of white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) horn investigated by X-ray computed tomography and histology, with implications for growth and external form. Journal of Morphology 267:1172–1176.

Hieronymus, T.L. (2006) Quantitative microanatomy of jaw muscle attachment in extant diapsids. Journal of Morphology 267:954–967.