Welcome to the Oufiero lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University! Our research is aimed at understanding the evolution of functional diversity. We take a comparative, evolutionary, physiological approach to understand how whole-organismal performance traits evolve. This includes examining physiological and morphological traits across varying taxonomic scales (from within individuals to macroevolution). The goal of our research is to understand the patterns and processes associated with physiological diversity. How do morphology, ecology and phylogenetic relationships affect the evolution of whole-organismal performance? The research in the lab is diverse, and more information on current projects can be found under Research.
At Towson, I teach a variety of courses including Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, Animal Physiology, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology (grad course) and the new Organismal Form and Function Lab.