Viviana Toro-Ibacache

Research project

Research project

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

Profile

Profile

Background

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).

Research Interests

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. 

Contact details

Viviana Toro-Ibacache
Centre for Anatomical and Human Science
Hull York Medical School
York University
York
YO10 5DD