Curators and Researchers of the Museum of Paleontology


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Professor Daniel Fisher (Geological Sciences), Director  (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014)


Tomasz R. Baumiller (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Paleontology, biomechanics

Daniel C. Fisher (Earth and Environmental Sciences), (Claude W. Hibbard Collegiate Professor of Paleontology), Invertebrate paleontology, evolutionary functional morphology

Philip D. Gingerich (Earth and Environmental Sciences, Anthropology),  (Ermine Cowles Case Collegiate Professor of Paleontology), Vertebrate paleontology and mammalian evolution

Associate Curators

Robyn J. Burnham (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences), Paleobotany

Assistant Curators

Jeffrey A. Wilson (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Paleontology

Curators Emeriti

Charles B. Beck (Geological Sciences),

Gerald R. Smith (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geological Sciences)

Research Scientists

Catherine Badgley (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Residential College), Vertebrate paleontology

Laura MacLatchy (Anthropology), Postcranial functional morphology, primate locomotion, vertebrate paleontology, Miocene hominoids, bone biomechanics; Uganda, Ecuador

Associate Research Scientists

Gregg F. Gunnell, Primate evolutionary history, Mammalian paleontology, Faunal analysis, Paleoecology/biodiversity, Biostratigraphy/geochronology

Miriam L. Zelditch, Development and evolution, Developmental constraints, Morphological integration, Morphometrics

Assistant Research Scientists

Janice L. Pappas, Theoretical morphology of diatoms, Mapping of decision trees to morphospaces, Morphogenesis of diatoms using vector calculus, Martingales and applications to extinction and survival patterns

William Sanders, Hominoid evolution and paleobiology, Proboscidean evolution and systematics, Evolution of Old World Cenozoic mammals, Taphonomy and paleoecology, Mammalian functional morphology

Selena Smith, Plant systematics and anatomy, paleobotany, taphonomy, role of plants in ancient environments

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