Eric’s research interests include the functional morphology and phylogenetics of mammals. He studied the evolutionary morphology of several groups of extant and extinct mammals, such as primates and treeshrews (Scandentia). His previous research has focused on the functional postcranial morphology of treeshrews (Scandentia) and their supraordinal relationships to primates and other euarchontan mammals. Eric continues to work on their interordinal relationships with Drs. Jonathan Bloch and Mary Silcox, and has begun investigating their intraordinal relationships with Drs. Link Olson and Trina Roberts.