Jorge Velez-Juarbe, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Marine Mammals
As a paleobiologist, my main research interest is the morphology, systematics, and biology of fossil and extant marine mammals. Specifically, I wish to understand the dynamics of ancient communities, so I am interested in integrating datasets from living organisms, as well as other groups of fossils. My research program uses both existing museum collections as well as national and international fieldwork expeditions to collect new material. You can find more about my research here: https://sites.google.com/site/velezjuarbe/
Jim Dines, Ph.D., Mammalogy Collections Manager
As Collections Manager, Jim Dines oversees the day-to-day maintenance and use of the Museum's mammal collections. His interests include the natural history and evolution of terrestrial and marine mammals
David S. Janiger, Assistant Collections Manager
Dave Janiger is primarily responsible for responding to marine mammal strandings and curatorial work relating to the Museum’s marine mammal collections. Janiger has an interest in scientific libraries and maintains a bibliographic database of marine mammal literature.