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Daniel Oliver Schmitt

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708
203 Biological Sciences Buildi, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Foot posture in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and the evolution of human heel strike?

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Biomechanics of humeral curvature in the evolution of primate locomotion

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Collaborative Research: Biomechanical Significance of Bone Material Variation in the Primate Locomotor Skeleton

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2020

Ontogeny of Heel-strike in African Apes

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2020

Foot posture in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and the evolution of human heel strike?

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Biomechanics of humeral curvature in the evolution of primate locomotion

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Collaborative Research: Biomechanical Significance of Bone Material Variation in the Primate Locomotor Skeleton

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2020

Ontogeny of Heel-strike in African Apes

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2020

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Descent Locomotion Behavior in Primates

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECollaborator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2020

Effects of Aging and Nutrition on Gait Mechanics: Interpretations of Skeletal and Muscular Material

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Wenner-Gren Foundation · 2015 - 2018

The Effects of Vibration on Mouse Behavior

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine · 2015 - 2016

Gait Mechanics of Inverted Walking: Implications for the Evolution of Suspensory Locomotion

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2015 - 2015

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: The Biomechanics of Vertical Clinging and Grasping in Primates

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2014

Gait Mechanics in Primate and Nonprimate Quadrupeds

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2010

Biomechanics and Inflammation in Osteoarthritis

ResearchConsultant · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2008

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Vertical Climbing Efficiency in Primates

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2006

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Mechanical Properties and Functional Morphology of Mammalian Footpads

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2002 - 2004

Mechanics of Fine Branch Locomotion in Primates and Opossums

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1999 - 2002