Dr. Anabela Maria Resende da Maia

Department, Office, or School
Department of Biology
  • Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Rhode Island


BIOL 108 Basic Principles of Biology
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy

Research Interests

Research in Dr. Maia’s lab focuses on fish biomechanics. We use functional morphology to elucidate the evolution of locomotion mechanics and to understand how habitat changes can impact fishes. Our lab studies are complemented with field work to bridge the gap between biomechanics and ecology. We are also interested in the role of body shape, fins and other control surfaces during unsteady locomotion and possible application to bioinspired solutions. Some of the techniques used in my lab are respirometry, kinematics, particle image velocimetry and electromyography.​