My research concerns the evolution of modern vertebrate anatomy. I use the fossil record of early vertebrates from the Palaeozoic Era (approx. 540 to 250 million years ago) to reconstruct the evolutionary assembly of major features of vertebrate anatomy, such as the skull and jaws, paired appendages, and hard tissues.
Brazeau MD, Guillerme T, Smith MR, 2018, An algorithm for morphological phylogenetic analysis with inapplicable data., Syst Biol
Castiello M, Brazeau MD, 2018, Neurocranial anatomy of the petalichthyid placoderm Shearsbyaspis oepiki Young revealed by X-ray computed microtomography, Palaeontology, Vol:61, ISSN:0031-0239, Pages:369-389
et al., 2017, A three-dimensional placoderm (stem-group gnathostome) pharyngeal skeleton and its implications for primitive gnathostome pharyngeal architecture, Journal of Morphology, Vol:278, ISSN:0362-2525, Pages:1220-1228
et al., 2017, X-ray computed tomography library of shark anatomy and lower jaw surface models, Scientific Data, Vol:4, ISSN:2052-4463
Brazeau MD, de Winter V, 2015, The hyoid arch and braincase anatomy of Acanthodes support chondrichthyan affinity of 'acanthodians', Proceedings of the Royal Society B-biological Sciences, Vol:282, ISSN:0962-8452