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Michael C. Labarbera

InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Cornell University, Ithaca, NYB.S.06/1970Ecology and Evolution
    Duke University, Durham, NCPh.D.08/1976Biomechanics
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    2016M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
    2014Gold Key Award, Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association, the University of Chicago
    2012Distinguished Educator/Mentor Award, BSD, the University of Chicago
    1999Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, The University of Chicago
    1987 - dateFellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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    1. Miklasz, K., M. LaBarbera, X. Chen, and J.J. Socha. Effects of body cross-sectional shape on flying snakes aerodynamics. Experimental Mechanics. 2010; 50(9):1335-1348.
    2. Pearce T, Labarbera M. Biomechanics of byssal threads outside the Mytilidae: Atrina rigida and Ctenoides mitis. J Exp Biol. 2009 May; 212(Pt 10):1449-54. PMID: 19411538.
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    3. Pearce T, Labarbera M. A comparative study of the mechanical properties of Mytilid byssal threads. J Exp Biol. 2009 May; 212(Pt 10):1442-8. PMID: 19411537.
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    4. Anderson PS, LaBarbera M. Functional consequences of tooth design: effects of blade shape on energetics of cutting. J Exp Biol. 2008 Nov; 211(Pt 22):3619-26. PMID: 18978227.
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    5. Tomasovich, A., S.J. Carlson, and M. LaBarbera. Ontogenetic niche shift in the brachiopod Terebratalia transversa: relationship between the loss of rotation ability and allometric growth. Palaeontology. 2008; 51:1471-1496.
    6. Hunt G, Park LE, Labarbera M. A novel crustacean swimming stroke: coordinated four-paddled locomotion in the cypridoidean ostracode Cypridopsis vidua (Müller). Biol Bull. 2007 Feb; 212(1):67-73. PMID: 17301332.
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    7. Peters D, Demes B, Krause DW, Labarbera M, Rieppel O. Suction Feeding in Triassic Protorosaur? Science. 2005 May 20; 308(5725):1112c-1113c. PMID: 15908342.
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    8. Socha JJ, O'Dempsey T, LaBarbera M. A 3-D kinematic analysis of gliding in a flying snake, Chrysopelea paradisi. J Exp Biol. 2005 May; 208(Pt 10):1817-33. PMID: 15879063.
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    9. Socha JJ, LaBarbera M. Effects of size and behavior on aerial performance of two species of flying snakes (Chrysopelea). J Exp Biol. 2005 May; 208(Pt 10):1835-47. PMID: 15879064.
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    10. Sherrard, K.M. and M. LaBarbera. Form and function in early juvenile ascidians. II. Ontogenetic scaling of volumetric flow rates. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2005; 287:139-148.
    11. Sherrard, K.M. and M. LaBarbera. Form and function in early juvenile ascidians. I. Implications of early juvenile morphologies for performance. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2005; 287:127-138.
    12. Li C, Rieppel O, LaBarbera MC. A Triassic aquatic protorosaur with an extremely long neck. Science. 2004 Sep 24; 305(5692):1931. PMID: 15448262.
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    13. Messina, C. and M. LaBarbera. Hydrodynamic behavior of brachiopod shells: experimental estimates and field observations. Palaios. 2004; 19:441-450.
    14. Kowalewski, M., M. Carroll, L. Casazza, N. Gupta, B. Hannisdal, A. Hendy, R. Krause, M. LaBarbera, D.G. Lazo, C. Messina, S. Puchalski, T. Rothfus, J. Sälgeback, J. Stempien, R.C. Terry, and A. Tomasovich. Quantitative fidelity of brachiopod-mollusk assemblages from modern subtidal environments of San Juan Islands, USA. Journal of Taphonomy. 2003; 1:43-65.
    15. Kim HL, LaBarbera MC, Patel RV, Cromie WJ, Bales GT. Comparison of the durability of cadaveric and autologous fascia using an in vivo model. Urology. 2001 Nov; 58(5):800-4. PMID: 11711371.
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    16. Gili, E. and M. LaBarbera. Movimiento del fluido alrededor de las conchas de los hipurítidos: efectos de la orientación de las conchas en el suministro y concentración de partículas en las corrientes de alimentación. Geotemas. 2001; 3:181-184.
    17. Blob, R.W. and M. LaBarbera. Correlates of variation in deer antler stiffness: age, mineral content, intra-antler location, habitat, and phylogeny. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 2001; 74:113-120.
    18. Gili, E. and M. LaBarbera. Hydrodynamic behaviour of hippuritid rudist shells: ecological consequences. Geobios. 1998; 22:137-145.
    19. LeClair EE, LaBarbera MC. An in vivo Comparative Study of Intersegmental Flexibility in the Ophiuroid Arm. Biol Bull. 1997 Aug; 193(1):77-89. PMID: 28581849.
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    20. Doong H, Dissanayake S, Gowrishankar TR, LaBarbera MC, Lee RC. The 1996 Lindberg Award. Calcium antagonists alter cell shape and induce procollagenase synthesis in keloid and normal human dermal fibroblasts. J Burn Care Rehabil. 1996 Nov-Dec; 17(6 Pt 1):497-514. PMID: 8951536.
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    21. Seilacher, A. and M. LaBarbera. Ammonites as Cartesian divers. Palaios. 1995; 10:493-506..
    22. LaBarbera, M. J.A. Bevan, G. Kaley, and G.M. Rubanyi, eds. Flow Dependent Regulation of Vascular Function. The design of fluid transport systems: a comparative perspective. 1995; 3-27.
    23. Marcinek D, LaBarbera M. Quantitative Branching Geometry of the Vascular System of the Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus (Arthropoda, Crustacea): A Test of Murray's Law in an Open Circulatory System. Biol Bull. 1994 Feb; 186(1):124-133. PMID: 29283301.
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    24. Mass DP, Tuel RJ, Labarbera M, Greenwald DP. Effects of constant mechanical tension on the healing of rabbit flexor tendons. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993 Nov; (296):301-6. PMID: 8222442.
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    25. Pullen J, LaBarbera M. Modes of Feeding in Aggregations of Barnacles and the Shape of Aggregations. Biol Bull. 1991 Dec; 181(3):442-452. PMID: 29304682.
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    26. LaBarbera M. Principles of design of fluid transport systems in zoology. Science. 1990 Aug 31; 249(4972):992-1000. PMID: 2396104.
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    27. Boulding EG, Labarbera M. FATIGUE DAMAGE: REPEATED LOADING ENABLES CRABS TO OPEN LARGER BIVALVES. Biol Bull. 1986 Dec; 171(3):538-547. PMID: 29314897.
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