PEOPLE

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller

ASHLEY MORHARDT, PH.D.

Lab Leader

Dr. Morhardt is an assistant professor in the department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine. She is also the Collaborating Paleontologist for the St. Louis Science Center. Ashley holds degrees from Illinois College (B.A.), Western Illinois University (M.S.), and Ohio University (Ph.D.). Dr. Morhardt's research focuses on the evolution and ontogeny of brains in extinct dinosaurs, as well as technique development for diffusible iodine-based contrast-enhanced Computed Tomography (diceCT).

Current CV as of November 2019

LEIGHA LYNCH, PH.D.

Research Collaborator

Dr. Lynch studies the morphological and genetic evolution of living and extinct carnivorans to determine how these unique species have adapted to their dynamic environments.

More here: https://www.leighamlynch-paleocarnivore.com/

CATHERINE EARLY, PH.D.

Research Collaborator

Dr. Early is the Barbara Brown Chair of Ornithology at the Science Museum of Minnesota. She studies the correlation between neuroanatomy and behavior in extinct vertebrate animals. She is also involved in diceCT technique development. 

More here: https://catherineearly.wixsite.com/home

PAUL GIGNAC, PH.D.

Research Collaborator

Dr. Gigac is Associate Professor of Anatomy at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include:

  • Diffusible Iodine-based Contrast-enhanced Computed Tomography (diceCT)

  • Vertebrate Paleontology

  • Musculoskeletal and dental biomechanics

  • Phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary constraint

  • Developmental, evolutionary, and functional morphology of the vertebrate head

More here: www.diceCT.com

 

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