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Stephen  Deban

Stephen Deban

Stephen Deban
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Contact

Office: SCA 334
Phone: 813-974-2242
Lab: SCA 336, SCA 339
Fax: 974-3263
Email: sdeban@usf.edu

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Education

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Research

Research in my lab is driven by our desire to understand how animals move and how the physiological and biomechanical mechanisms that produce movement change through evolution. Our approach is grounded in the principle that biomechanics and physiology are overlapping and mutually enriching fields, and that in studies of musculoskeletal function, they are necessarily linked. To understand the function of a given system and to ultimately discover principles that unite such systems generally, we attempt to integrate these two perspectives. We also take an evolutionary perspective in our projects, in addition to our studies of proximal mechanisms, so that we can gain insight into how present form and function came to be. The ultimate goal is to formulate general principles about how complex systems evolve in the face of changing and conflicting functional demands, which is a key pursuit of evolutionary biology.

Specialty Area

Physiology, Biomechanics, and Evolution

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
81479BSC 4910015Undergraduate Research
1



TBA TBA

91721BSC 4933065Vertebrate Natural History
3MW

11:00am-12:15pm

CPR 481

95913BSC 6905004Independent Study
1-19



TBA 100

82696BSC 6910018Directed Research
1-19



TBA TBA

94471BSC 6932012Advances in Marine Biology
Non Bio Majors CI required http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
1S

8:00am-9:00am

SCA 202

85792BSC 6932018Advances in Physiology
Non Bio Majors CI required http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
1W

8:00am-9:00am

SCA 333

87398BSC 6971013Thesis: Master's
2-19



TBA TBA

82134BSC 7910011Directed Research
1-19



TBA TBA

82133BSC 7910016Directed Research
1-19



TBA TBA

82135BSC 7980011Dissertation: Doctoral
2-19



TBA TBA

Recent Journal Articles

Stephen M. Deban