Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Javier Ortega-Hernández, recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award! This award is in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research and education, and the integration of these endeavors in the context of their organizations' missions.
For the past five years, MCZ Faculty-Curator Javier Ortega-Hernández has been collaborating with colleagues in China to learn more about arthropod evolution by using micro-CT scanning to create 3D models of fossils and view details that would be impossible to see otherwise. Read more about the ongoing project in the...
Curatorial Associate Jessica Cundiff gave a behind the scenes tour of the Invertebrate and Vertebrate Paleontology collections to a lucky group of visiting Harvard Alumni. Jessica showed them notable specimens such as an authentic Kronosaurus skull, inspiration for the model on display in the HMNH
The Harvard Art Museums have recreated a historical cabinet of curiosities in the exhibit The Philosophy Chamber featuring MCZ specimens from Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Paleontology and Ornithology collections. Read more info in the Harvard Magazine.