Stephanie E. Pierce

Stephanie E. Pierce

Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
(On Leave Spring 2023)
Stephanie Pierce

Prof. Pierce’s research is focused on major morphological and ecological transitions in vertebrate evolution through an examination of the fossil record. Her work tends toward 3-D modeling and experimentation of the musculoskeletal system, with particular attention to the link between form and function. Current projects include the fin-to-limb transition, the 'reptile'-to-mammal transition, and evolution of the horse.

Faculty Support: Tracy Barbaro

Contact Information

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Room 105
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2499