Dr. Ravosa is a Professor of Biological Sciences, and Concurrent Professor of Anthropology, and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Research Associate in Zoology at the Field Museum, Chicago, and Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine, South Bend. His research program examines the evolution, development, biomechanics and pathobiology of the mammalian musculoskeletal system.
Over a decade ago, Ravosa was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. In 2019, he was awarded the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Ravosa also facilitates clinical research opportunities and organizes a related translational seminar series for undergraduates.
Ravosa also facilitates clinical research opportunities and organizes a related translational seminar series for undergraduates. His significant involvement in the training and education of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates has resulted in numerous grants, presentations, publications and scientific awards recognizing their research accomplishments. This commitment to the training and education of the next generation of scientists is underscored by his leadership conceiving, developing, and organizing the Colleges of Science and Engineering Joint Annual Meeting.