Staff Profiles

Jin Meng

Curator-in-Charge, Fossil Mammals, Division of Paleontology
Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Curriculum Vitae (short version)
  • Education

      • Columbia University , Ph.D., 1991
      • Graduate School of Sciences & Technology, and the IVPP, Academia Sinica, Beijing, M.S., 1984
      • Beijing University, B.S., 1982
  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      Dr. Jin Meng studies the morphology, systematics, and evolution of mammals, particularly early mammals (Mesozoic and Paleogene), such as haramiyidans, eutriconodontans, multituberculates and early therians. Within therian mammals, his research focuses on Glires, the group that includes rodents and lagomorphs. His researches have intended to address several issues related to higher-level mammalian phylogeny, origin of the Glires, evolution of mammalian dentitions and middle and inner ears, and the relationship of mammalian evolution in responding to changing environments of the earth during the geological history. He also works on Tertiary stratigraphy, with focus on the biochronology (land mammal ages) of terrestrial strata in Asia. Most of Dr. Meng's fieldwork takes place in Asia-primarily in Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang Province in northeast China, and southern China. 

  • Publications

  • Teaching Experience

    Teaching Experience