Clemson University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Dr. Richard Blob, Clemson University – Fins, Limbs, and Walking on Land

Richard Blob with research partner Sandy Kawano

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Blob of Clemson University explains why the evolutionary migration to land was dominated by limbed species.


Richard Blob is a professor of biological sciences at Clemson University where his research is focused on the evolution of musculoskeletal function in animals. His lab seeks to understand how animal structure has diversified and changed through evolution by examining vertebrate muscle and bone function during locomotion. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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