I am pleased to announce that the Journal of Experimental Biology has accepted our manuscript entitled "Comparative limb bone loading in the humerus and femur of the tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum: testing the 'mixed-chain' hypothesis for skeletal safety factors" for publication! Our research was completed through a great collaboration that integrated the strengths of D. Ross Economy and Marian "Molly" Kennedy from Materials Science and Engineering, Delphine Dean from Bioengineering, and Rick Blob from Biological Sciences. Thank you to all of my fantastic collaborators, our helpful reviewers and editor, and the many colleagues and students who helped us bring this research to fruition.
This work was submitted as a research chapter for my dissertation at Clemson University, and was presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting last January where I was a finalist for the Division of Comparative Biomechanics Best Student Talk Competition! The abstract for this talk was published in Integrative and Comparative Biology and is available here: http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2015/schedule/abstractdetails.php?id=211.