Rui Diogo is a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists, and an Associate Professor at the Howard University College of Medicine and a Resource Faculty at the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology of George Washington University (US). He has won several prestigious awards, being the only researcher to be selected for the first or second place for best article of the year in the top anatomical journal of the planet ("Journal of Anatomy") two times in just three years (2013 and 2015). He was also one of the youngest researchers to be nominated as a fellow of the American Association of Anatomists. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers in top journals, including Nature, as well as of numerous book chapters, and the co-editor of the books "Catfishes" and "Gonorynchiformes and ostariophysan interrelationships". He is the sole author or first author of the books "Morphological evolution, aptations, homoplasies, constraints and evolutionary trends", "The origin of higher clades", "Muscles of vertebrates", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of Gorilla", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of gibbons and siamangs (Hylobates)", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of orangutans", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of a baby gorilla", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of chimpanzees", "Comparative anatomy and phylogeny of primate muscles and human evolution", and "Learning and understanding human anatomy and pathology: an evolutionary and developmental guide for medical students".
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Rui Diogo did a master and a PhD in evolutionary biology at the University of Liege (Belgium), and a master and a PhD in hominid paleobiology, mainly focused on human evolution, at George Washington University (US). His main aim is to combine knowledge on zoology, evolution, pathology, teratology, development, anatomy, biological anthropology, and history and philosophy of science, in order to provide broader discussions on the links between these areas and their medical implications and applications.