Carrano, Matthew Research Geologist and Curator of Dinosauria

Large-scale evolutionary patterns within Dinosauria; systematics of basal Theropoda; vertebrate paleoecology of Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems; the dinosaur fossil record.

education and training

  • Ph.D. in Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago , Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The evolution of dinosaur locomotion: functional morphology, biomechanics, and modern analogs 1995 - 1998
  • M.S. in Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago , Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Morphological indicators of foot posture in mammals: a statisticaland biomechanical analysis 1992 - 1995
  • B.S. in Geology-Biology, Brown University , Geological Sciences, Mesozoic ungulate parallels: an examination of hadrosaur morphology (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) with an evaluation of patterns of correlation between hadrosaurs and ungulates 1987 - 1991