Kristyn K. Voegele

Kristyn K. Voegele

Kristyn K. Voegele, Assistant Professor of Geology

voegele@rowan.edu
856-256-5276
221A Rowan Hall
 
Courses taught:
GEOL 01111 The Edelman Fossil Park Experience
GEOL 01112 Motion of Life
GEOL 01311 Vertebrate Paleontology
GEOL 01313 Paleontology Laboratory Techniques
GEOL 01413 Paleobiology

Research keywords: biomechanics, dinosaurs, molecular paleontology, myology, paleobiology
 
Research
Dr. Voegele’s research attempts to break down the wide-reaching question “What were dinosaurs like when they were alive?” into smaller, more easily-answered questions. Most of her research concerns the soft tissues of extinct creatures, including identifying the preservation of soft tissues and biomolecules in fossils, studying soft tissue traces on fossil bones, and investigating the same tissues in modern organisms. She uses this information to better understand the biomechanics of dinosaurs (how they walked, stood, ate, etc.), in part through collaborative research that incorporates biology and engineering methods. Dr. Voegele’s current research projects include studies of the myology of sauropod dinosaurs, biomechanics of the forelimb of living and extinct archosaurs, and characterizing the origin and structure of a fossil bonebed at the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University.

Education
2016 Ph.D. Biology, Drexel University
2011 B.A. Biology, Concordia College
 
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