People

Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar

Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Yale University and Associate Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Vertebrate Zoology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Vertebrate paleontology and comparative anatomy.

Contact: bhart-anjan.bhullar@yale.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

Christopher Griffin

2020-present. NSF PRFB Fellow. From 2023, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Princeton. Archosaurs. Locomotor evolution and development.

Zachary Morris

2020-present. NSF EAR Fellow. Palatal evolution and development in amniotes. Major mechanisms underlying evolutionary phenomena.

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2022-present. NSF PRFB Fellow. Tooth evolution and development, morphological adaptation in the fossil record.

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2022-present. YIBS Donnelley Fellow & NSF PRFB Fellow. Synovial joint development, evolution, and functional morphology.

Graduate Students

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2018-present. Early evolution of amniotes, with emphasis on skeletal anatomy of early reptiles. Early reptile systematics.

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2018-present. Limb evolution and development in aquatic tetrapods. Cranial evolution, function, and development of archosaurs.

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2019-present. Trunk and cranial anatomy and function in archosaurs. 

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2022-present. Reptile evolution during the Mesozoic. Evolution of archosauromorph and archosaurian cranial endocasts.

Research Staff

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2021-present. NSF REPS fellow and Research Assistant.

Lab Alumni

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Graduate Student 2014-2022. Now: Postdoctoral Researcher at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Avialan cranial evolution, function, and development.

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Visiting PhD Student 2019-2020. Now: Graduate Student at Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

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Postdoctoral Researcher 2015-2017. Now: Assistant Curator of Paleontology at Virginia Museum of Natural History.

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Postdoctoral Researcher 2018-2021. Now: Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Charlotte. Molecular evolution of olfactory and neural genes, brain evo-devo.

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Postdoctoral Researcher 2018-2019. Now: Research Scientist at RIKEN Institute for Developmental Biology.

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Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016. Now: Assistant Professor of Zoology at Cambridge University.

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Graduate Student 2016-2021. Now: Humboldt Research Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Berlin. Musculoskeletal development and homology across Tetrapoda.

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Postdoctoral Researcher 2016-2019. Now: Assistant Professor of Biology at Catholic University of Chilé.

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Graduate Student 2015-2022 (co-advised with Günter Wagner). Now: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Michigan. Evolution, development, and function of facial musculature.

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Postdoctoral Researcher 2016-2019. Now: Researcher at Catholic University of Chilé.

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Graduate Student 2015-2021. Now: Postdoctoral Researcher at Field Museum of Natural History. Brain and braincase co-evolution and development in archosaurs.

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Feng Li

Visiting PhD Student 2017.