Margaret I. Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anatomy


Department of Anatomy
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Midwestern University 19555 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308

Tel: 623-572-3637; Fax: 623-572-3449
mhallx1@midwestern.edu

EDUCATION

B.A., Anthropology and English, Rutgers, New Brunswick (1997)

M.Phil., Anatomical Sciences (Evolutionary Studies), Stony Brook University (2003)

M.S., Basic Health Sciences (Human Anatomy), Stony Brook University (2003)

Ph.D., Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University (2005)

RESEARCH SUMMARY

The comparative anatomy of the vertebrate eye, orbit, and associated neural structures for the purpose of investigating differences between nocturnal and diurnal vertebrates.

Comparative anatomy  and evolution of the mammalian pelvis. 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Iwaniuk, A.N.; Heesy, C.P. Hall, M.I. (2010) Morphometrics of the eye and orbits of the Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 88: 855-865.

Heesy, C.P. and Hall, M.I. (2010). The nocturnal bottleneck and the evolution of mammalian vision. Brain Behavior and Evolution. 75: 195-203.   

O'Rourke, C.; Hall, M.I.; Rourke, B. and Fernández-Juricic, E. (2010) Eye of the hawk I: Diurnal raptors differ in visual fields and degree of eye movement. PLoS ONE 5(9), e12802, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012802   

Hall, M.I.; Heesy, C.P. (2011). Eye size, flight speed, and Leukart's Law in birds. Journal of Zoology. 283: 291-297, doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2010.00771.x  

Corfield, J.; Gsell, A.; Brunton, D.; Heesy, C.P.; Hall, M.I.; Acosta, M.L.; Iwaniuk, A.N. (2011) Anatomical specializations for nocturnality in a critically endangered parrot, the Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus). PLoS ONE 6(8), e.22945, doi: 10.137/ journalpone.0022945.  

Hall, M.I.; Kirk, E.C.; Kamilar, J.; and Carrano, M. (2011) Comment on "Nocturnality in dinosaurs inferred from scleral ring and orbit morphology." Science (334), 1641-b.  

Hall, M.I.; Kirk, E.C.; Kamilar, J. (2012) Eye shape and the nocturnal bottleneck in mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B(279), 4962-4968, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2258

Moore, B.A.; Kamilar, J.M.; Collin, S.P.; Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P.; Dominy, N.J.; Hall M.I.; Heesy, C.P.; Johnsen, S.; Lisney, T.J., Loew, E.R.; Moritz, G.; Nava, S.S.; Warrant, E.; Yopak, K.E.; Fernández-Juricic, E. (2012) A novel method for comparative analysis of retinal specialization traits from topographic maps. Journal of Vision. 12 (12).  

Hall, M.I. and Walters, L.M. (2013) An alternate dissection approach to the female urogenital triangle. Clinical Anatomy, doi: 10.1002/ca.22287