Paul V. Ullmann

Paul V. Ullmann

Paul V. Ullmann, Assistant Professor

ullmann@rowan.edu
856-256-5247
221D Rowan Hall
 
Courses taught:
GEOL 01110 Dinosaurs and Their World
GEOL 01240 Introduction to Field Methods in Geology
GEOL 01312 Dinosaur Paleontology
GEOL 01410 Taphonomy
GEOL 01412 Macroevolution in the Fossil Record
 
Research keywords: taphonomy, diagenesis, vertebrate paleontology, molecular preservation, sedimentology-stratigraphy
 
Research
Dr. Ullmann is a vertebrate paleontologist specializing in taphonomy. His research primarily explores how soft tissues, such as bone cells and blood vessels, and their component molecules persist in vertebrate fossils. He is especially interested in geologic, taphonomic, and geochemical controls on molecular preservation, and uses a combination of geochemical and molecular biology techniques to shed light on chemical reaction pathways that can stabilize biologic molecules for millions of years. Current projects focus on the diagenetic history of fossil bones known to yield original protein sequences and the potential utility of fossil chemistry as a screen for specimen selection in molecular paleontology. Dr. Ullmann also enjoys collaborating with diverse colleagues to study the anatomy and functional morphology of turtles and dinosaurs, as well as the paleoecology of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park.

Education
2015 Ph.D. Biology, Drexel University
2008 B.S. Earth Sciences, Montana State University

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