Today’s PaleoFest 2020 Speaker Spotlight is Jasmina Wiemann, a PhD Candidate from Yale University.
Jasmina is a PhD Candidate focusing on Molecular Paleobiology in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University (New Haven, CT). Always excited about the creativity and novelty intrinsic to research in Molecular Paleobiology, she chose to gain a unique academic background by studying Chemistry and Chemical Biology (National Excellence Stipend awarded at age 15; Technical University of Dortmund, Germany), Geosciences (B.Sc.; University of Bonn , Germany), and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (M.Sc.; University of Bonn, Germany). For her BSc. and MSc. research, she has been working on the colors and patterns of dinosaur eggs, and the mechanisms of soft tissue preservation in deep time. Today, her research employs a variety of high-end analytical techniques from organic chemistry, covers taxonomically the entire tree of life, and uses fossils ranging in age from Cambrian to Recent. She develops and customizes molecular proxies to illuminate the evolution of biomineralization, to place problematic fossils, and to trace the evolution of reproductive and metabolic strategies in extinct animals.
We are very excited to welcome Jasmina to the Burpee Museum for the first time, where she will be speaking about “Pushing the limits of the fossil record: fossil biomolecules reveal the history of animal life”
Her talk will be Sunday afternoon, March 8th at 3:30 pm
PaleoFest 2020 is March 6-8, 2020
For more information and ticket sales for PaleoFest, please visit http://www.burpee.org/paleofest2020main/