The Fostowicz Lab,

Institute of Paleobiology Polish Academy of Sciences

We are interested in the evolution of placental mammals, especially the Glires. This group comprises rodents, lagomorphs, and their kin. Our focus is on studying them morphologically, but we also incorporate some experimental biology methods. We work on both living and extant taxa in order to explore full diversity of these fascinating animals. We use a range of approaches including comparative anatomy aided by micro-CT and microscopy techniques, morphometry, and phylogenetic analyses integrating molecular and morphological data.
Finally, we believe that a Golden Age in Anatomy is still with us, and that a ‘quantitative’ versus ‘qualitative’ approach is a false dichotomy.