ANIMAL BIOLOGY

Nicolai Konow

Nicolai Konow

Animal Biomechanics Group Convenor

Nicolai Konow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UMass Lowell. He is broadly interested in how animals move to feed and avoid being feed upon. He received his Ph.D. from James Cook University in Australia for work on the evolution and ecology of extra joints in the lower jaw of fishes that bite their food off of coral reefs. As a postdoc, he studied muscle-tendon physiology and comparative biomechanics in quite diverse systems including neonatal mammal suckling and swallowing (Johns Hopkins), energy dissipation in bird hind limbs and elastic recoil action in bat wings (Brown University), and muscle tendon mechanics in rodent feeding and locomotion (Concord Field Station, Harvard University). Currently, his lab is working towards a comparative biomechanics synthesis for muscle-tendon function across these crucial survival systems.
 

Nicolai Konow
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Science
Olsen Hall, 198 Riverside St
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell MA 01854
Email: Nicolai_konow@uml.edu