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Matthew C. Mihlbachler
Matthew C. MihlbachlerDepartment of Anatomy
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York 11568
USA

Matthew Mihlbachler’s primary career interest is the evolutionary paleobiology of Cenozoic mammals. He has conducted field research in Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. His research is focused on the systematics, dietary paleoecology, biogeography, functional morphology, and paleopolulation demography of perissodactyls, with particular interest in understanding the role of climate change in these aspects of evolutionary biology. However, his interests in climate change and evolution has led him into investigations of other groups such as proboscideans, rodents, artiodactyls, and early condylarths. Presently, Mihlbachler is focused on understanding dental wear as a proxy for animal-environment interaction to test hypotheses about climate and morphological adaptations. He is also currently involved in field activities in the late Eocene-Oligocene transition in Mongolia and northwestern North America to better understand intercontinental faunal dynamics during that time interval.

Brian L. Beatty
Brian BeattyDepartment of Anatomy
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York 11568
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Brian Beatty's research is focused on exploring paleobiological methods, especially on secondarily aquatic tetrapods as model systems to explore the nature of functional morphology and convergence. He is especially interested in variation and the physical interactions of animals with their environment as manifest in their feeding ecology, tooth function, enamel microstructure, dental microwear, and oral pathology. Work refining paleobiological methods has led to a focus on modern aquatic  groups (including Sirenia, Cetacea, Pinnipedia, Lutrinae, Crocodylia, and Chelonia) as well as terrestrial groups (Artiodactyla, Perissodactyla, Rodentia, Squamata). Fossil groups in which he is exploring how these methods can be applied include such disparate groups as Desmostylia, Embrithopoda, Multituberculata, Phytosauria, Metriorhynchoidea, Placodontia, and Mosasauria. 

Angela Caldera-Siu
Angela Caldera-SiuDepartment of Anatomy
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York 11568
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Angela Caldera-Siu is a medical student  at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and joined the Department of Anatomy microwear team in 2010.  She received her B.S. from Tufts University.  Her past research investigated obesity and dopaminergic pathways.  She plans to specialize in internal medicine.

Doris Chan
Doris ChanDepartment of Anatomy
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York 111566
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Doris Chan is currently a third year medical student at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). She has conducted previous research in fields of biology and psychology. Such experiences have lead her from dissecting and analyzing mosquito midguts to recruiting and analyzing artists vs. non-artists. She joined the Angiographic Core Laboratory team at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and studied the efficacy of drug eluting stents. In addition to her academic duties, she also runs an online website selling handmade handbags with her childhood best friend and hopes to continue doing far into the future of her medical career.

Richard Lee
Richard LeeDepartment of Anatomy
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York 11568
USA

Richard Lee is a third year medical student at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). He has participated in prior research involving Fetal Alcohol Syndrome at Binghamton University. Prior research experience involved, dissecting and monitoring of rodent models. He met Dr. Milhbachler and Dr. Beatty during his Human Anatomy course at which point he showed an interest in microwear. He worked closely with them during the second half of his first academic year. In addition to his research duties he is also a former NYCOM chapter Chief financial Officer and current member of the Student National Medical Association. 

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