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Dr. Gold is an assistant professor in the Biology Department at Suffolk University. Previously, she taught cadaver-based human anatomy in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Biology from the Richard Gilder Graduate School, at the American Museum of Natural History in 2015. She also received an M.S. in Geosciences from the University of Iowa in 2011, a B.S. in Geology and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maryland in 2008.


Dr. Gold’s research focuses on the neuroanatomical changes that occur in dinosaurs as they acquire the ability to fly. She uses two high resolution imaging techniques for her research: Computed Tomography (CT) to image the skulls of theropods and recreate their endocasts and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning to image the brains of living birds. She uses geometric morphometric techniques to analyze changes in shape in the endocasts of theropods.


Additionally, Dr. Gold created and runs – a bilingual (English and Spanish) blog for kids about paleontological news.

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