Mike Novacek

When Mike was six he read a dinosaur book by Roy Chapman Andrews, the leader of the Museum's first Gobi expeditions. This led to a lifelong fascination with fossils and paleontology. Today, Mike studies the ancient mammals that have evolved into species such as elephants, whales, and humans.

Image credits: main image, courtesy of Discovery Channel Online; quote, Mike Novacek courtesy of Discovery Channel Online.