2019-Present Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
2014-Present Ph.D. Student, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri
Advisor: Carol V. Ward
Thesis: "Foot and ankle functional morphology in anthropoid primates and Miocene hominoids"
2014 M.S., Forensic and Biological Anthropology, Mercyhurst University
Thesis: “Covariation in modern human frontal and browridge morphologies”
Advisor: Heather M. Garvin, Luis L. Cabo
2012 B.A., Biological Anthropology, Boston University
Thesis: “The effect of the Achilles tendon on trabecular structure in the primate calcaneus”
Advisor: Jeremy M. DeSilva
2015 L’Abbé EN, Symes SA, Pokines JT, Cabo LL, Stull KE, Kuo S, Raymond DE, Randolph-Quinney PS, and Berger LR. Evidence of fatal skeletal injuries on Malapa Hominins 1 and 2. Sci Rep 5.
2013 Kuo S, DeSilva JM, Devlin MJ, Macdonald G, and Morgan EF. The effect of the Achilles tendon on trabecular structure in the primate calcaneus. Anat Rec 296(10): 1509-1517.
2018 Granatosky MC, Laird MF, Kuo S, Alemseged Z, Ross CF. An XROMM analysis of midfoot mobility in non-human primates. Am J Phys Anthropol 165(S66): 104.
Kuo S, Patel BA, Orr CM, Ward CV. Functional morphology of the anthropoid hindfoot. Am J Phys Anthropol 165(S66): 148.
Kuo S, Patel BA, Orr CM, Ward CV. Functional morphology of the anthropoid primate hindfoot. Int Comp Biol 58(S1): 93.
2017 Kuo S, Gidmark NJ, Ward CV. Three-dimensional subastragalar rotation in Macaca using XROMM. Am J Phys Anthropol 162(S64): 252-253.
McGechie F, Kuo S, Ward CV. Three-dimensional analysis of the distal humerus in catarrhines with implications for Miocene locomotor diversity. Am J Phys Anthropol 162(S64): 282-283.
2016 Kuo S, Ward CV, Kimbel WH, Congdon KA, Johanson DC. Functional morphology of the fourth metatarsal in monkeys, apes, and Australopithecus afarensis. Am J Phys Anth. American J Phys Anthropol 159(S62): 198-199.
2016 Kuo S, Middleton KM. Estimating mechanical properties of penguin wing feathers. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56(S1): e319.
2015 Kuo S, Cabo L, and Garvin H. Frontal and Browridge Covariation in Modern Humans. Am J Phys Anthropol 156(S60): 195.
2015 Kuo S, Kimbel WH, Johanson DC, Congdon KA and Ward CV. Three-dimensional functional morphology of the Australopithecus afarensis fourth metatarsal. FASEB J 29(1S): 701.3.
2014 Meyers, PL, Kuo S, Schultz J, and Symes SA. An Analysis of Process Signatures to Burn Progression of Human Bodies During Commercial Cremation. Presented at the 66th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.
2013 Kuo S, DeSilva JM, Devlin MJ, Macdonald G, and Morgan EF. “The Effect of the Achilles Tendon on Trabecular Structure in the Primate Calcaneus. Am J Phys Anth 150(S56): 174.
2015 Kuo S, Kimbel WH, Johanson DC, Congdon KA and Ward CV. “Three-dimensional functional morphology of the Australopithecus afarensis fourth metatarsal” at the University of Missouri Life Sciences Week Symposium, Columbia, MO.
2012 Kuo S, DeSilva JM. “The Effect of the Achilles Tendon on Trabecular Structure in the Primate Calcaneus” at the Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, Biddeford, ME.
2019 Koobi Fora, Kenya, Koobi Fora Field School
2014 Kanapoi, Kenya, West Turkana Paleo Project
2014-2019 Consulting Forensic Anthropologist, Boone County Medical Examiners Office, Columbia, MO
2013-2014 Deputy Quality Assurance Manager, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
2012-2014 Personnel, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
2011-2012 Research Student, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
2010 Trainee, Central Institute of Forensic Science, Bangkok, Thailand
2015-2017 Teaching Assistant, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri
Gross Anatomy Blocks I-IV, M1 Medical School
2014 Teaching Assistant, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences, Mercyhurst University
Recovery and Interpretation of the Mass Disaster Scene
2013 Instructor, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences, Mercyhurst University
Field Methods in the Location, Recovery, and Interpretation of Human Remains from Outdoor Contexts
Laboratory Methods in the Identification of Human Skeletal Remains
Analysis of Bone Trauma and Pseudo-Trauma in Suspected Violent Deaths
Recovery and Interpretation of the Fatal Fire Scene
2013 Teaching Assistant, Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, Mercyhurst University
2014-Present University of Missouri Life Sciences Fellowship ($100,000)
2014 American Association of Physical Anthropology Pollitzer Travel Award ($500)
2014 Mercyhurst University Student Research Grant ($200)
2013 Mercyhurst University Student Research Grant ($200)
2012-2014 Mercyhurst University Graduate Assistantship ($14,500)
2012 Boston University Women Scholars Grant ($7,000)
2011-2012 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant ($3,000)
2011 Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship, Bureau of International Education ($3,500)
2016 Honorable Mention for the Best Student Presentation at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting
2015 Third Place in the University of Missouri Life Sciences Week poster session (Genetics, Evolution, and Environment section)
2012 First recipient of the Boston University Anthropology Excellence in Research Award
2015-2018 Dinosaurs and Cavemen Science Expo, Presenter
2015-2018 Scrub-in to a Health Career, Instructor
2014-2017 High School Anatomy Field Trip Education Outreach, Assistant Instructor
2014-2017 CALEB Science Program
2014-2015 Soaring into Science: University of Missouri ReSTEM Institute in Public Schools, Presenter
2015-2018 Secretary, Integrated Anatomy Student Association