SICB Division of Comparative Biomechanics (DCB)

DCB Researchers Database Entry

Gary Gillis

Biology of Animal Movement
Much of the work in my lab focuses on the functional morphology of vertebrate locomotion. However I am easily excited by other topics, and with the help of interested students often delve into various other aspects of animal form and function. Recently, several students and I had access to newly hatched veiled chameleons and took the opportunity to explore changes in tongue projection kinematics associated with changes in body size. These remarkable photographs were taken by Lauren Bonvini, a lab alum, and show a young chameleon feeding on fruit flies from two perspectives.