Michael Rosario

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: Duke University
  • Field of Study: Evolutionary Biomechanics
  • Academic Advisor: Sheila Patek
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (2013)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Biology, Duke University, 2015
    M.Sc. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013
    B.A. Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2009

Current Status


Rosario, M.V., Patek, S.N. 2015. Multi-level analysis of elastic morphology: the mantis shrimp's spring. Journal of Morphology, 276:1123-1135.

Scott, S.N., Templeton, J.A., Hough, P.D., Ruthruff, J.R., Rosario, M.V., Peterson, J.P. "Towards statistical validation for heat transfer problems: a case study." International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measures. (In press).

Smith, A.J., Rosario, M.V., Eiting, T., Dumont, E.R. 2014. Joined at the hip: linked characters and the problem of missing data in studies of disparity. Evolution. 1558-5646.

Patek, S.N., Green, P.A., Rosario, M.V. Treatise on Stomatopods: Internal Morphology. Brill Press. Editor: Fred Schram.

Patek, S.N., Rosario, M.V., Taylor, J.R.A. 2013. Comparative spring mechanics in mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216:1317-1329.

McHenry, M. J., Claverie, T., Rosario, M. V., Patek, S. N. 2012. Gearing for speed slows the predatory strike of a mantis shrimp. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 215:1231-45.

Patek, S.N., Dudek, D.M., and Rosario, M.V. 2011. From bouncy legs to poisoned arrows: elastic movements in invertebrates. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 1973-1980.


Information and Initiative at Duke Undergraduate Data Expedition (2014)

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Research Grant (2012)

Best Student Presentation Award at SICB 2011 (The Crustacean Society)

Best Student Poster Award at SICB (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology) 2010 (Division of Comparative Biomechanics)

Best Student Poster Award at SICB 2010 (The Crustacean Society)

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate fellowship, 2010