OVAL:
Organismal Variation Analysis Lab
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PI – Dr. Benjamin M. Auerbach

This laboratory, currently located at 427D Strong Hall, is designed to allow morphological researchers to capture metric data from organismal morphology using portable, precise equipment. Equipment may be used on specimens available at the university or may be borrowed for data collection from institutional collections outside UT. In addition, the university's unique skeletal collection of pedigreed small primates (tamarins & marmosets) is curated in the OVAL.

To access the small primate skeletal collection, you will need to contact Dr. Auerbach.

Equipment housed in the laboratory includes:
  • G2X Immersion, Inc. microscribe
  • Artec Space Spider 3D light scanner
  • portable field osteometric boards
  • standard and digital calipers
  • computer workstations for use in data acquisition and analysis, including two high-end graphics computers
Both Dr. Auerbach and graduate students have ongoing projects utilitzing the resources of the OVAL. Read more about Dr. Auerbach’s ongoing research on the Research Page. Students use the laboratory for training, for small projects, and in conducting studies as part of their masters and doctoral research.

Access is granted by permission of Dr. Auerbach. Research space is limited, but researchers are welcome!

 
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