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About Kerin M. Claeson

Dr. Claeson values hands-on, problem based learning with students in the laboratory setting, to guide them through anatomical dissections.
Her research combines the disciplines of paleontology, comparative anatomy, and development to formulate and test phylogenetic hypotheses of vertebrate interrelationships. She is particularly concerned with assessing the role that fossils play in the interpretation of modern biodiversity and phylogenetics, as well as the role that phenotypic variation plays in the interpretation of vertebrate fossils and systematics.
Dr. Claeson's studies include morphological changes across ontogeny and over deep time, which offer a way to investigate pattern and process in evolution, and help to generate more comprehensive hypotheses about how form and function interact. She makes extensive use of museum collections worldwide for specimens based research


Present Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
Present Research Associate, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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