Alfred W. Crompton

Alfred W. Crompton

Faculty-Curator, Emeritus
Fisher Professor of Natural History, Emeritus
Alfred Crompton

Prof. Crompton, former Curator of Mammalogy, was the Director of the MCZ from 1970 to 1982, having served as Director of both the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University and the South African Museum in Capetown. His primary research interests include the origin and evolution of mammals, functional anatomy, and neural control and evolution of feeding in recent and fossil vertebrates. Prof. Crompton received two Guggenheim fellowships for his research on vertebrate paleontology and functional morphology, and in 2011 received the Romer-Simpson Medal from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Faculty Support: Catherine Musinsky

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Museum of Comparative Zoology
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3202


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