Dr. Eli Amson

Alexander v. Humboldt postdoctoral fellow

Email: eli.amson(at)hu-berlin.de

Phone: +49.30.2093-6105

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I graduated my Bachelor’s degree (Geology) and Master’s degree (Evolutionary biology) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (UPMC and MNHN, both in Paris, France). I defended my PhD, which concerned the anatomy of extinct sloths, in September 2014 at the CR2P (Paris, UMR 7207). Then I performed a first postdoctoral project during 2015, at Marcelo Sánchez' Lab (PIMUZ, Universität Zürich) and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI, Panama), about bone histology and evolution of South American mammals. I integrated the Nyakatura lab as a postdoctoral fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) in January 2016.

My research endeavours to understand, in a phylogenetically informed frame of work, the functional anatomy of the mammalian skeleton. Data from macro-anatomy (gross morphology), micro-anatomy (bone tissue organization), and histology (bone tissue quality) are collected to reveal the evolutionary acquisitions explaining extant and extinct mammalian diversity.

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