Stephanie A. Maiolino, PhD


Assistant Professor

Department of Anatomical Sciences

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University


2015, PhD, Physical Anthropology, Stony Brook University

Dissertation: Comparative Morphology of Primate Distal Phalanges: Implications for Early Primate Evolution and the Origins of the Primate Nail

2010, MA, Anthropology, Stony Brook University

2005, BS, Evolutionary Anthropology, Rutgers University

2005, BS, Computer Science, Rutgers University

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Dept. of Anatomical Sciences

Health Science Center, T8 (040)

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-8081

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Research Interests

  • Mammalian hand & foot morphology
  • Grasping & prehension
  • Evolution of claws & nails
  • Grooming "claws" in primates
  • Primate origins and diversification
  • Eocene primate palaeobiology 

Teaching Interests

  • Dissection-based gross anatomy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Biological anthropology
  • Comparative vertebrate anatomy
  • Mammalogy
  • Primate evolution