David L. Dufeau, Ph.D.
David L. Dufeau, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of anatomy at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dufeau has been actively teaching anatomy for the last eight years with prior appointments at the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Dufeau received a B.S. in Geological Sciences with a minor in Zoology and an M.S. in Vertebrate Paleontology from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from Ohio University. His research focuses on the evolution of cranial pneumaticity and the influence of these air-filled sinuses on neurosensory functions such as hearing. Dr. Dufeau is particularly interested in animals with highly developed cranial pneumaticity such as crocodilians, dinosaurs, and birds. His research has taken him to diverse locales such as the swamps of Louisiana and the great natural history museum collections of Europe and South America. He also employs cutting-edge 3D visualization techniques to bring the functional anatomy of living and fossil animals ‘back to life’.
Dr. Dufeau lives in Lawrence and enjoys cycling, drawing, and playing his guitars and ukuleles.