Kristi L. Lewton
Kristi Lewton is a biological anthropologist and evolutionary anatomist, and teaches human gross anatomy as an Assistant Professor at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the evolution of primate locomotor systems in general, and the origins of bipedality in our lineage in particular. She studies the anatomy and biomechanics of human and non-human primate hindlimbs to understand the evolution, function, and development of these structures, integrating both comparative and experimental approaches. She has also conducted paleontological fieldwork surveying for early hominin fossils in Ethiopia and South Africa.