Curators and Researchers of the Museum of Zoology

Ruthven Museums Building | 1109 Geddes Avenue | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079
Phone: (734) 764-0476 | www.lsa.umich.edu/ummz

Professor Priscilla Tucker (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Director

 


Curators

L. Lacy Knowles (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator of Insects (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology);
Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets); Evolutionary Biology of Insects; Speciation, sexual selection, phylogeography, and evolutionary radiations; probabilistic methodologies for phylogenetic and phylogeographic analyses

Ronald A. Nussbaum (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator of Reptiles & Amphibians, (Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Museum of Zoology);
Herpetology

Diarmaid Ó Foighil (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator of Mollusks (Division of Mollusks, Museum of Zoology);
Evolutionary Biology of Mollusks

Barry M. OConnor (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator of Insect (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology);
Entomology, Parasitology, Acarology

Priscilla K. Tucker (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator of Mammals (Division of Mammals, Museum of Zoology);
Mammalian Organismal, Chromosomal, and Genome Evolution


Associate Curator

Thomas F. Duda (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Associate Curator of Mollusks (Division of Mollusks, Museum of Zoology);
Evolutionary Biology of Mollusks


Assistant Curator

Dan Rabosky (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Assistant Curator of Reptiles & Amphibians (Division of Reptiles and Amphibians / Genomic Diversity Lab)
Macroevolution, speciation, phylogenetic comparative methods, biodiversity theory, evolution and ecology of Australian reptiles, herpetology, paleobiology


 Adjunct Associate Curator

Barbara Lundrigan, (Division of Mammals, Museum of Zoology); (Associate Professor of Zoology, Curator of Mammalogy and Ornithology, Michigan State University Museum)
Morphology and behavior of mammals


Associate Research Professor

Liliana Cortés Ortiz (Genomic Diversity Lab, Museum of Zoology), Evolution of neotropical primates


Assistant Research Scientist

Allison Davis Rabosky (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator of Herpetology, Senior Herpetologist (Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Museum of Zoology);
Evolution of behavior, evolutionary genomics, character evolution and phylogenetics, herpetology

Pavel Klimov (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology);
Molecular phylogentics, host-parsite relationships, coevolution, systematics of mites

Taehwan Lee, Collection Manager of Mollusks, (Division of Mollusks, Museum of Zoology);
Molecular systematics and evolution of invertebrates with special emphasis on mollusks

Cody Thompson, Collection Manager of Mammals (Division of Mammals, Museum of Zoology);
Evolutionary patterns and processes of mammalian diversity; Ecological and evolutionary implications of hybridization in mammals; General natural history of mammalian species


Adjunct Assistant Research Scientists

Andrey Bochov (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology); Phylogenetics, systematics, parasitology, acarology


Adjunct Research Investigator

Christopher J. Raxworthy (Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Museum of Zoology); Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology

Donald Swiderski (Division of Mammals, Museum of Zoology); Evolution of skeletal morphology in relation to function, especially jaws and ears of rodents


Additional Collections Staff

Janet Hinshaw Collection Manager of Birds (Division of Birds, Museum of Zoology);

Doug Nelson, Collection Manager of Fishes (Division of Fishes, Museum of Zoology);

Mark F. O'Brien, Collection Manager of Insects (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology);
"Dragonflies of Michigan; Solitary bees and wasps; Great Lakes Region insect fauna

Greg Schnedier, Collection Manager of Reptiles and Amphibians (Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Museum of Zoology);
Preservation, care, and management of museum collections and associated data.


Librarians

Sanam Arab (University Library), Access Services Librarian, Museums Library

Scott A. Martin (Science Libraries, University Library), Biological Sciences Librarian 

Charlene Stachnik (Museums Library), Museums Library On-Site Supervisor


Curators Emeriti

Richard D. Alexander (Biology), Curator Emeritus of Insects (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology);
Entomology; Animal and Human Behavior, Systematics, Behavior, and Life Histories of Orthoptera and Cicadidae

John B. Burch (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator Emeritus of Mollusks (Division of Mollusks, Museum of Zoology);
Malacology

William L. Fink (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator Emeritus of Fishes (Division of Fishes, Museum of Zoology);
Ichthyology, Phylogenetics

Arnold G. Kluge (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator Emeritus of Amphibians and Reptiles (Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Museum of Zoology);
Systematics, herpetology

Thomas E. Moore (Biology), Curator Emeritus of Insects (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology);
Entomology

Philip Myers (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator Emeritus of Mammals (Division of Mammals, Museum of Zoology); and Director, Animal Diversity Web
Biosystematics and ecology of mammals

Robert B. Payne (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator Emeritus of Birds (Division of Birds, Museum of Zoology);
Ornithology, Behavioral ecology and evolution, bird song and systematics

Gerald R. Smith (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Curator Emeritus of Fishes (Museum of Zoology); Curator Emeritus of Lower Vertebrates (Museum of Paleontology);
Ichthyology


Adjunct Curator Emeritus

H. Don Cameron (Classical Studies), Curator Emeritus of Insects (Division of Insects, Museum of Zoology);


Research Scientist Emeritus

William R. Dawson (Professor Emeritus of Biology), Donald E.S. Brown Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
Environmental physiology


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