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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Adam Harstone-Rose

Title: Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department: School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-216-3816
Fax: 803-216-3846

6439 Garners Ferry Road

Building 1 CBA rm B-26

Columbia, SC 29209
Resources: School of Medicine Faculty Page

Experience and Education

Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy, USC School of Medicine, 2013-Present
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology, USC, 2013-Present   
Adjunct Scientist, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia, SC, 2015-Present 
Assistant Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Penn State Univ., 2010-2013 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Penn State Univ., 2010-2013       
Research Associate, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009-2012      
Assistant Professor of Biology, Penn State University Altoona, Altoona, PA, 2008-2010  
Ph.D., Duke University, Department of Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, 2008
BA, Duke University, Departments of Biological Anthropology & Anatomy and English, 2003


Masticatory muscle architecture and oral health. Vascular Biomechanics. Primate and carnivore feeding behavior (ingested food sizes), diet (frugivory, folivory, hypercarnivory, durophagy and food mechanical properties), soft-tissue masticatory anatomy (the scaling of muscle weights, physiological cross-sectional areas and fiber lengths as they relate to gape and bite force reconstruction), cranial and dental morphology (correlates of oral health, diets and predictors of masticatory abilities) and paleontology (especially fossil hominins, other primates, and carnivores). The relationship between forelimb muscles, their bony origins and locomotion patterns in primates. The role of informal public science learning sites on engaging students and the public in STEM disciplines. Masticatory muscle architecture and oral health.

Selected Publications

Kapoor V, Antonelli T, Parkinson JA, Hartstone-Rose A. 2016. Oral Health Correlates of Captivity. Research in Veterinary Science. 107:213–219

Prim DA, Zhou B; Hartstone-Rose A, Uline MJ, Shazly T, Eberth JF. 2016. A mechanical argument for the differential performance of coronary artery grafts. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 54:93–105

Hartstone-Rose A, Parkinson JA, Criste TJ, Perry JMG. 2015. Comparing apples and oranges – the influence of food mechanical properties on ingestive bite sizes in lemurs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 157:513–518

Perry JMG, Bastian M, St Clair E, Hartstone-Rose A. 2015. Maximum Ingested Food Size in Captive Anthropoids. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 158(1):92–104

Hartstone-Rose A, Selvey H, Villari J, Atwell M, and Schmidt T. 2014. The Three-Dimensional Morphological Effects of Captivity. PLOS ONE. 9(11): 1–15.


BMEN 345 - Human Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
MCBA 601 - Medical Embryology and Gross Anatomy
BMEN 723 - Human Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
BMSC 740 - Human Anatomy for Health Sciences

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Faculty Volunteer Award, USC, 2016
Finalist. Top 10 Finalist for 2016 “Vizzies” Award – Best Scientific Illustration category. National Science Foundation, 2016
Short-Term Visiting Scholar Award, For “Dietary Correlates of Enamel Thickness, Tufts and Decussation in Mammals”, American
   Association of Anatomists, 2015-2016
Stand Up Carolina Hero Award, The Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention and the Office of Student Conduct,
   USC, 2015     
Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award, PSU Altoona Advisory Board, 2012, 2010, 2009        

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