Viviana is currently working on the construction of validated virtual human models of masticatory function, with the use of imagenologic data, classic anatomic dissection, geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis
Viviana graduated in Dentistry in 2006 and recieved a MSc in Morphology in 2010, both from University of Chile (Universidad de Chile). Here Viviana taught Human Gross Anatomy and Head and Neck Anatomy for under and postgraduate students, and Geometric Morphometrics for postgraduate studies. She is also a member of the Chilean Society of Anatomy (Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía).
Viviana's goal is to investigate functional and developmental processes that determine normal and abnormal human skull morphology and physiology, to increase the knowledge that may lead to prevention and/or treatment of several skull pathologies such as cleft lip and palate, dental and maxillary developmental anomalies, temporo-mandibular joint diseases and others.