WE are interested in the origin and evolution of invertebrate animals as informed by exceptionally preserved fossils from Paleozoic deposits. Our research brings together specimen-based traditional paleontology and fieldwork, developmental biology of extant organisms, and state of the art imaging and analytical techniques to study the evolutionary history of euarthropods and their close relatives. To find out more about our research please click HERE JOH_favicon

NOSOTROS estamos interesados ​​en el origen y evolución de los animales invertebrados con base en el estudio de fósiles excepcionalmente preservados provenientes de depósitos Paleozoicos. El grupo combina paleontología tradicional, trabajo de campo, biología del desarrollo, y técnicas de imagen y análisis de vanguardia para reconstruir la historia evolutiva de los euartrópodos y sus familiares cercanos. Para conocer más sobre nuestras actividades por favor siga este ENLACE JOH_favicon


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The Paleontological Society Statement Against Asian Hatred

March 23, 2021

The Lab for Invertebrate Paleobiology and Evolution at OEB/MCZ and Harvard  stands firmly with the Statement Against Asian Hatred published by the Paleontological Society, the flagship scientific society for our discipline in the United States. We stand with and support the Asian members of our community in the face of systemic atrocities stemming from misinformation...

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Congratulations to Jessica Cundiff for 20 years at MCZ!

February 3, 2021

A big thank you to Jessica Cundiff for her hard work, amazing support, and incomparable dedication for 20 years serving as Curatorial Associate and Curation Manager of the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Jessica and her team play a critical role in the day to day activities of the IP collection, including supervising departmental staff, developing collection policies, working with visiting...

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