What is a fossil?
I am interested in answering fundamental questions about how animals are preserved as fossils. I use a variety of analytical techniques to understand organic preservation through time. I work on very recent fossils like mammoths all the way back in time to dinosaurs with the goals of understanding what biological information is still present and what more we can learn about ancient animals from molecular data.
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Fellowship
Department of Geosciences
University of Bristol