Neil Shubin

Associate Dean, Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago

March 18, 2009 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium — 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

Add to Google Calendar 03/18/2009 4:10 PM 03/18/2009 6:00 PM America/Los_Angeles The Great Transitions in Evolution: Finding Fossils, Studying Genes, and Bridging Gaps

About the Lecture Neil Shubin, Associate Dean of the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago describes how his diverse fossil findings allow him to devise hypotheses on how anatomical transformations occurred by way of genetic and morphogenetic processes. … Continued

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Neil Shubin, Associate Dean of the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago describes how his diverse fossil findings allow him to devise hypotheses on how anatomical transformations occurred by way of genetic and morphogenetic processes.

About Neil Shubin

Neil Shubin is a distinguished paleontologist whose research seeks to understand the mechanics behind the evolutionary origin of anatomical features of animals. His work focuses mainly on the Devonian and Triassic periods to understand the pivotal ecological and evolutionary shifts that occurred during that time. In 2004, after scouring the Canadian Arctic for six years, Shubin and his team unearthed the Tiktaalik roseae, a fossil “fishapod,” which, despite its fish-like features, had a neck, skull, ribs, and parts of limbs similar to land animals. This discovery represents the transition between fish and four-legged mammals that occurred over 350 million years ago.

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