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Dinosaurs Under the Microscope

The Madeleine A. Fritz Annual Lecture


Dinosaurs Under the Microscope

Think small in this fascinating lecture on dinosaurs and what they still have to teach us about the fossil record. While dinosaur bone is not that different structurally or chemically from all other bone, including human, modern technological approaches have made it possible to ask questions that were unheard of just five years ago. From the origin and evolution of novel structures to how organic remains fossilize at the molecular level, explore some of the recent findings from the lab.

Speaker: Mary Higby Schweitzer


Mary Higby Schweitzer is a vertebrate paleontologist and evolutionary biologist who specializes in recovery of biomolecules from ancient fossils, including dinosaurs. She is a tenured full professor in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University, a Curator of Paleontology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, a Visiting Professor at Lund University, Sweden, and Associate Researcher  at the Museum of the Rockies.  Schweitzer received her PhD from Montana State University in 1995, under the supervision of Dr. Robert Moore and Dr. Jack Horner. 

Lecture includes post-event reception with 1 host drink.

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Date & Time

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow


Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Lecture: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Reception to follow lecture.

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