Home to more than 200 scientists who work across the broad disciplines of anthropology, astrophysics, biology, Earth and planetary sciences, and paleontology, as well as to one of the world's most extraordinary collections of specimens and artifacts, the Museum is a leading research institution with world-class facilities and researchers who carry out 100 field expeditions around the world each year. Through the Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only U.S. museum to award the Ph.D. degree.
Dr. Simmons studies the evolution of living and fossil bats using both morphology and molecular data.
Dr. Frost maintains an online taxonomic catalogue of the world’s living amphibians.
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Oliver comes from a family of scientists, but ditched the family business of chemistry in favor of studying biology.
A Queens native whose studies at the Museum began in high school, Loria returned to get her doctorate at the Richard Gilder Graduate School.
“By about 15 million years ago, the beardog family had given rise to huge predators bigger than modern lions,” says Research Associate Jack Tseng, “But the early members reported in this study were tiny.”