The Duke Department of Evolutionary Anthropology's Animal Locomotion Laboratory was established in the late 1990s by Daniel Schmitt and Pierre Lemelin. The initial goal of the lab was to use an experimental approach involving human and nonhuman primates to investigate the function and evolution of gait in our Order. These goals continue but have expanded to ask larger questions about mammalian form and function, ontogeny, rodent models. In addition, our lab conducts clinically relevant research on joint disease and aging, osteoarthritis, and energetics during human walking. 


The current directors are Daniel Schmitt and Angel Zeininger


Please contact us for more information. 

Angel Zeininger: angel.zeininger@duke.edu
Daniel Schmitt: daniel.schmitt@duke.edu