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Dr. Corwin Sullivan is the Philip J. Currie Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and the Curator of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. Before moving to Alberta in 2017 he spent several years as a faculty member at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, China, exploring various facets of the extremely rich Chinese fossil record of dinosaurs and their close relatives. During this time Corwin developed a strong interest in the evolutionary transition to birds, rooted in his work on specimens from the Jurassic and Cretaceous lake deposits of northeast China. He continues to study the origin of birds and cooperate extensively with colleagues in China, but also carries out annual fieldwork with an international team of collaborators in the Cretaceous Wapiti Formation of northern Alberta.


Corwin is the Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology and the leading author of From Fish to Human: the March of Vertebrate Life in China, an award-winning popular book on Chinese fossil vertebrates. Outside Alberta, he has participated in palaeontological fieldwork in the United States, South Africa, the Canadian Arctic, and various parts of China.

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