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Neil Shubin
"Finding Your Inner Fish"

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series with support from Liberal Arts Forum

Monday, March 8
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

A distant past lurks within each of our skeletons, our behavior and deep within our DNA. Our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, our hands resemble fossil fish fins, and the major parts of our genomes function like those of bacteria and worms. Shubin is the co-discoverer of tiktaalik roseae, a 375-million-year-old fossil fish whose anatomical features provide a link between fish and the earliest land-dwelling creatures.

Biography

Neil Shubin researches the evolutionary origin of anatomical features of animals. He has conducted field work in Greenland, China, Canada, much of North America and Africa, and he has published multiple articles in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleobiology, as well as more than 18 articles in Science and Nature.
Shubin's most recent discovery, Tiktaalik roseae, has been dubbed the "missing link" between fish and land animals...

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Online Resources

Tiktaalik roseae: The Fishapod

Do Polish Tracks Trump Tiktaalik?

Ticket Information

Admission is free and a ticket is not required