Elizabeth Ferrer

Assistant Professor PhD

Programs and Courses Taught

OCCTH 610L: Anatomical & Physiological Bases for Human Occupation I

OCCTH 710L: Anatomical & Physiological Basis for Human Occupation

PA 601L: Human Gross Anatomy Lab

PM 701: Human Anatomy I

PM 710: Human Anatomy II

PM 722: Lower Extremity Anatomy II

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Basic Sciences Department at Samuel Merritt University. I earned a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. My primary role is instructing in the anatomy laboratory to students across several Samuel Merritt University programs. My research interests are focused on ways of quantifying anatomical shape change using geometric morphometrics and similar methods. Outside of teaching and research, I participate in science education and community outreach. For example, I readily volunteer and host talks at local elementary and high schools, teaching classes on comparative anatomy or research.


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, CA

BS, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Teaching Interests

Anatomy to all levels of students

Scholarly Interests

comparative anatomy

statistical analysis

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Association for Anatomy

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Community Service

Community outreach, science educational programs, and workshops