David M. Koester

Education

B.A.

Miami University

1975

Ph.D.

University of Delaware

1982

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

Vertebrate anatomy

human embryology

cartilaginous fishes (sharks

skates and rays).

Research

Current Research

Anatomy of the pelvic fin of skates including muscle fiber typing; the immune system of skates; development of the electric organ of skates.

Research Interests

Functional morphology of vertebrates with emphasis on the anatomy and development of the electric organs of skates; pelvic fin locomotion in skates

Selected Publications

"Anatomy and Motor Pathways of the Electric Organ of Skates," The Anatomical Record 273A:648-662 (2003). "Punting: An Unusual Mode of Locomotion in the Little Skate Leucoraja erinacea (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae),"Copeia 2003(3):553-561.

David Koester

David M. Koester

,

Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy

Alfond Center
232

dkoester@une.edu

(207) 602-2207