Margaret I. Hall, Ph.D.

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


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)


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

Comparative anatomy  and evolution of the mammalian pelvis. 


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 

Plochocki, J.H.; Rodriquez-Sosa, J.R.; Adrian, Brent; Ruiz, S.A.; and Hall, M.I. (2016) A functional and clinical reinterpretation of human perineal neuromuscular anatomy: Application to sexual function and continence. Clinical Anatomy. 28(8): 1053-1058, doi 10.1002/ca.22774.

Moore, B.A.; Tyrell, L.P.; Kamilar, J.M.; Collin, S.P.; Dominy, N.J.; Hall, M.I.; Heesy, C.P.; Lisney, T.J; Loew, E.R.; Moritz, G.L.; Nava, S.S.; Warrant, E.; Yopak, K.E.; and Fernandez-Juricic, E. (2016) Structure and functions of regional specializations in vertebrate retinas. In: Kaas, J. (ed.) Evolution of Nervous Systems, Vol. 1. Academic Press: Cambridge, Mass, pp 351-372.

Plochocki, J.H.; Ruiz, S.A.; Rodriguez-Sosa, J.R.; and Hall, M.I. (2017) Histological study of white rhinoceros integument. PLOS ONE 12(4): e0176327

Hall, M.I.; Rodriguez-Sosa, J.R.; and Plochocki, J.R. (2017) Reorganization of mammalian body wall patterning with cloacal septation. Scientific Reports 7(1). doi, 10.1038/s41598-017-09359-y.

Plochocki, J.H.; Segev, T.G.' Grow, W.A.; and Hall, M.I. (2018) Extraocular muscle architecture in hawks and owls. Veterinary Ophthlamology, doi, 10.1111./vop.12553