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MY RESEARCH

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.

Current

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Fellowship 

2014-2018

DOCTORAL DEGREE

Department of Geosciences

Virginia Tech

2012-2013

MASTERS DEGREE

Palaeobiology
University of Bristol

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