Staff Profiles

Zachary Calamari

PhD Student, Richard Gilder Graduate School
PhD Student, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Curriculum Vitae (short version)
  • Education

      • Ph.D. in Comparative Biology, Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History, expected graduation: 2017.
      • B.S. in Geological Sciences and History (double major) with Distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011.
  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      I am interested in the evolution of development and how differences in development result in disparity of adult shape. My dissertation research focuses on using the development of horns, antlers, ossicones and pronghorns of even-toed, hoofed mammals (Artiodactyla) to understand whether these structures arose independently in the different hoofed mammal lineages or if they share a single origin in a common ancestor. To answer this question I am using both 3D geometric morphometrics of extant and extinct taxa and gene expression in the context of their evolutionary relationships (phylogeny), unraveling how and why so many diverse cranial appendages evolved in this one clade.

  • Publications