We study the fossil record
to understand the origin and evolutionary history of primates and other mammals.
Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory (MEML)
MEML is a fully operational fossil preparation facility, a 3D scanning, visualization, and printing studio, and a computing laboratory for morphometric and phylogenetic analyses. Undergraduate and master’s students from Brooklyn College and Ph.D. students from The Graduate Center, City University of New York and the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology are actively involved in all aspects of laboratory research and summer paleontological expeditions to Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. MEML is a purposefully inclusive environment built on the foundation that a greater variety of perspectives will lead to the best outcomes in science and beyond.
Select Media Coverage
March 31, 2022
New York Times article covering our Science publication on the evolution of the mammalian brain.
June 9, 2021
15-minute CuriosityStream Breakthroughs documentary covering our collaborative research on primate origins.
March 25, 2021
National Geographic feature article covering our Royal Society Open Science publication on the oldest known fossil primates.
October 30, 2019
One-hour PBS NOVA documentary covering our collaborative research on the rise of mammals after dinosaur extinction.
October 24, 2019
New York Times article covering our Science publication on biotic recovery following the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction.
June 23, 2017
Daily Mail article covering our Royal Society Open Science publication on the oldest known fossil primate skeleton.
August 4, 2016
Brooklyn College News article covering highlights from our ANTH 3015 Anthropology Abroad paleontological summer field course.
January 19, 2015
Yale News article covering our PNAS publication on the oldest known fossil evidence of arboreality in primates.