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Dr. Douglas Erwin

Research Paleobiologist and
Interim Director, National Museum of Natural History

  •  Charles Schuchert Award, Paleontological Society

Dr. Erwin is a paleobiologist specializing large-scale evolutionary patterns, particularly genomic, developmental and ecologic aspects of the origin and early evolution of animals during the Cambrian and the end-Permian mass extinction and post-extinction biotic recoveries, particularly during the Early Triassic. His interest include the evolutionary dynamics and systematics of Paleozoic gastropods. Dr. Erwin is an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute and a member of the Harvard/MIT node of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.