Jaap Hillenius

Willem "Jaap" Hillenius



Ph.D. - Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
B.S. cum laude - Rijks Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands

Research Interests

Vertebrate functional morphology,  paleobiology, and evolution.
Current interests include:
    Functional, morphological and physiological basis of breathing mechanisms in tetrapods
    Evolution of amniote integumentary structures
    Origin and functional evolution of the harderian gland and nasolacrimal duct system in tetrapods

Courses Taught

BIOL 323 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 339 - Dinosaur Biology
BIOL 350 - Evolution

Selected Publications

2015  Rehorek, S.J., Cunningham, J., Bruening, A., Johnson, J.E., Bhatnagar, K., Smith, T.D., and Hillenius, W.J.  Development of the nasolacrimal apparatus in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus), with notes on network topology and function.  Journal of Morphology 276:1005-1024 [DOI:10.1002/jmor.20393].

2014  Geist, N.R., Hillenius, W.J., Frey, E., Jones, T.D., and Elgin, R.A., Breathing in a box: constraints on lung ventilation in giant pterosaurs.  Anatomical Record 297:2233-2253  [DOI: 10.1002/ar.22839].