The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology serves as the nucleus for the study of animal diversity on campus, focusing on the evolutionary origins of the planet’s animal species, their genetic information and the ecosystems they form. UMMZ houses world-class collections that span almost 200 years of regional and global biodiversity supporting a multi-faceted research and teaching program.
The uncharacterized gene 1700093K21Rik and flanking regions are correlated with reproductive isolation in the house mouse, Mus musculus
Authors: D. H. Kass, V. Janousek, L. Wang, and P. K. Tucker
Publisher: Mammalian Genome
William L. Fink, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator, Museum of Zoology, retired from active faculty status May 31 , 2014. “The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and researcher by naming William L. Fink professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator emeritus,” states the Regents Communication.
Vern Carroll, the late University of Michigan professor emeritus of anthropology, donated thousands of mollusc shells to the U-M Museum of Zoology Mollusc Division, shortly before his death in 2013.
Students taking Ornithology (EEB 433) learn their birds inside and out. Literally. Throughout the course, the students identify birds in the field by sight and by sound. But they also examine birds up close. Way up close.
EEB graduate student, Marcella Baiz, has been awarded the prestigious Michigan Predoctoral Training in Genetics Program Fellowship for the 2014 - 2015 academic year
From June 23rd to the 30th Charlie Engelman, umich student video producer, will be coming out with a daily short insect video filmed in the insect collections room with Mark O’Brien.
Please Note: The Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.