Farish A. Jenkins, Jr.
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Jenkins is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, and
also serves as Professor of Anatomy in Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences
and Technology (Harvard Medical School) and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
and Mammalogy in the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
His research interests are broadly in the area of vertebrate evolution, and focus on diverse structural and functional complexes during major evolutionary transitions. He has employed experimental studies of living animals to gain insights into the fossil record, and was the first to employ cineradiography to study animal locomotion. Jenkins has maintained an active field program in vertebrate paleontology, principally in Mesozoic deposits. Expeditions to the Fleming Fjord Formation of East Greenland have uncovered a diverse Late Triassic fauna of fish, termnospondyls, dinosaurs, aetosaurs, phytosaurs, pterosaurs, and mammals.