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Dr. Curry Rogers is Professor of Biology and Geology and Chair of the Biology Department at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She is a Research Associate in Paleontology at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Museum of the Rockies. She received her B.Sc. in Biology from Montana State University and her Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences from Stony Brook University.  Kristi’s research is focused on the evolutionary history and paleobiology of the long-necked titanosaurs, a group of sauropod dinosaurs, as well as upon the signals of growth and life history recorded in bones of living and extinct vertebrates. Her work has taken her around the world in search of dinosaurs, from Argentina to Zimbabwe (and lots of places in between). Her most rewarding work thus far has been the detailed study of sauropod dinosaurs inhabiting the island of Madagascar, which resulted in the discovery of two new sauropod dinosaur genera, Rapetosaurus and Vahiny, as well as the tiniest sauropod baby yet known. Kristi was awarded an NSF CAREER grant aimed at an investigation of the effects of environmental stress on growing bones. She’s appeared on screen in programs by Nova Science Now, BBC Horizon, the National Geographic Channel, and the Discovery Channel. When not studying fossils, Kristi’s practicing and teaching yoga as a certified yoga teacher, or hanging with her daughter Lucy (age 17) and her husband Ray (also a Macalester Geology professor and collaborator) in Montana.

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