James Hanken

James Hanken

Sabbatical, Academic Year 2021-2022
Professor of Biology, Curator of Herpetology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
James Hanken

Faculty Support: Bridget Power

I study the evolution of morphology, developmental biology, and systematics. Most work by my group focuses on amphibians but otherwise addresses a wide range of topics, taxa, and methodologies. The latter range from laboratory-based molecular analyses to extensive field inventories. Current subjects include the evolution of craniofacial patterning in vertebrates; the developmental basis of life-history evolution; systematics, taxonomy and evolution of South American frogs and neotropical salamanders; and biodiversity informatics, including digital technologies.

Contact Information

The Museum of Comparative Zoology
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138



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