For prospective lab members

I encourage prospective graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate researchers to contact me about opportunities. I am looking for people with a range of interests and backgrounds, especially paleontology and functional and developmental biology. Students and postdocs will find themselves provided with ample resources – intellectually, socially, and technologically – for investigations on the paleontology, development, anatomy, and function of any group of vertebrates. As explained on my front page, we have a full molecular development lab, state-of-the-art CT imaging and processing capabilities, and support for annual fieldwork as well as the range of resources the Peabody Museum of Natural History provides.

I am willing to develop new projects and to usher people into leading or contributing to existing ones in whatever proportion would best benefit their careers. Existing projects include several on the evolution and development of the skull and body at the base of reptiles, birds, and tetrapods; on brain and skull development in a range of vertebrates; on locomotor and feeding evolution and development in birds and nonavian reptiles; and field-based work on the Mesozoic origins of extant vertebrate radiations. In Yale EPS we pride ourselves on our tight community, on the places our people go, and on our lifelong support of our graduates, staff, and researchers. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at or by telephone at 402-689-5998.