Current Position

Assistant Professor

Center for Anatomical Science and Education

Department of Surgery

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Education

2017 Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, Biological Anthropology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

2010 M.A. Anthropology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

2008 B.A. Anthropology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Refereed Journal Articles

AA Ruth, RS Meindl, MA Raghanti, and CO Lovejoy (2016). Locomotor pattern fails to predict foramen magnum angle in marsupials, rodents, and strepsirrhine primates. Journal of Human Evolution, 94: 45-52.

Selected Abstracts and Conference Presentations
  • 2019 A Ruth. Determinants of Entheseal Anatomy: Body size, activity level, or developmental vestige? American Association of Anatomists. Orlando. Platform Award Finalist.

  • 2019 A. Ruth, Kevin Middleton. Mechanical stimulus vs. selection in determining enthesis morphology in mice. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Cleveland. Invited. 

  • 2018 A. Ruth. Mineralized Fibrocartilage Thickness at Ligament Insertion Sites. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biologists Division of Vertebrate Morphology/Division of Comparative Biomechanics Regional Meeting. Columbia.

  • 2018 A. Ruth, MA Raghanti, CO Lovejoy. Foramen magnum position and angle reflect neural organization. Podium. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Austin.

  •  2017 A. Ruth, MA Raghanti, CO Lovejoy. Comparative Anatomy of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insertions in Primates. Poster. American Association of Anatomists. Chicago.

  • 2017 A. Ruth. Knee rotation and lateral meniscus shape and attachments in hominoids. Poster. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. New Orleans.

  • 2016 A. Ruth, TL Hieronymus, CO Lovejoy. Differences in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fiber Orientation Between Digitigrade and Palmigrade Animals. Podium. American Association of Anatomists. San Diego

  • 2015 A Ruth, M Linde-Rosen, FH Fu, CO Lovejoy. The human anterior cruciate ligament’s caliber is similar to those of other mammals. Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. Volume 26.

  • 2015 A Ruth, MA Raghanti, CO Lovejoy. Bundle Number, Body Mass, and Bipedality: Probing the Comparative Anatomy of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Poster. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. St. Louis

  • 2014 A Ruth, CO Lovejoy, S Ingham, MA Raghanti, FH Fu. Comparative Histological Examination of the Mammalian Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. Volume 25.

  • 2010 A. Ruth, MA Raghanti, RS Meindl, and CO Lovejoy. Foramen magnum position is influenced by neocortex size but not posture. Poster. American Association of Physical Anthropology, Albuquerque.