The Kenaley Lab in Boston College’s Department of Biology is devoted to comparative research in the fields of biomechanics, functional morphology, systematics, and physiology. In particular, we are interested in what physical and physiological properties contribute to feeding and swimming diversity in fishes, the largest group of vertebrates. We take a number of different approaches in this work, including studies of material properties of tissues, biomechanical modeling, respirometry, and comparative methods.