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J. G. M. ‘Hans’ Thewissen, Ph. D.

Contact
Phone: 330.325.6295
Email: thewisse@neomed.edu

Office
Room: E-142

Titles

  • Distinguished University Professor
  • Ingalls-Brown Professor of Anatomy
  • Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Bio

I study fossil whales in order to answer questions about their evolution, in particular about how whales originated from land animals. I also study modern bowhead and beluga whales to learn about their biology and its implications for the management and conservation of these Arctic species. I use anatomical, histological, and embryological samples, collected by doing field work in India and Alaska.

Education

  • B.S., 1981, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • M.S., 1984, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Ph.D., 1989, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Courses

  • Human Development and Structure
  • Mammalian Morphology and Evolution

Publications

See my publications at ResearchGate.

CONTACT

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Phone: 800.686.2511
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