For the latest episode of the HMSC Connects! podcast host Jennifer Berglund talks with Gonzalo Giribet, the new director of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, and curator of invertebrate zoology. Giribet recounts his insatiable interest in scouring the beach for shells growing up south of Barcelona, Spain, which ultimately led him into a career as a scientist.
Giribet on his vision for the museum: “Museums are a library for biodiversity. The specimens that we have in museums are an amazing resource, and in some places, this resource is untapped…My vision for the museum is that it needs to bring a lot of these untapped resources to the forefront, to make them more interesting to researchers and the public in general as well.”