Sharon Swartz

Professor of Biology

Sharon Swartz is a Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Professor of Engineering. Her primary research interest is the function and evolution of the vertebrate skeletal system; she seeks to better understand and interpret the diversity and range of adaptation in design of vertebrate, particularly the mammalian, skeletons. Learn more about Prof. Swartz's lab. Related and other interests include animal flight, especially in bats; biomechanics and biomimetics; women's issues in science; interdisciplinary education; knitting; and singing.