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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.

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Baiz awarded Genetics Training Program Fellowship

EEB graduate student, Marcella Baiz, has been awarded the prestigious Michigan Predoctoral Training in Genetics Program Fellowship for the 2014 - 2015 academic year

Check out Insect Week!

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.

UMMZ Specimens Featured in "Wild India"

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History just concluded its exhibit, "Wild India", as part of the India in the World LSA Theme Semester.  The "Wild India" exhibit featured 36 research specimens from other University of Michigan museums, most of which come from the UMMZ collections.

Title’s awards trifecta

EEB graduate student Pascal Title hit a triple with the following awards over the past year: Society for the Study of Evolution Rosemary Grant award ($2500), Herpetologists' League E.E. Williams Research Grant ($1000), Society of Systematic Biologists graduate research award ($1500).

Collecting biological specimens essential to science and conservation

Collecting plant and animal specimens is essential for scientific studies and conservation and does not, as some critics of the practice have suggested, play a significant role in species extinctions.

Those are the conclusions of more than 100 biologists and biodiversity researchers who signed a letter to the journal Science published online May 22.

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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.