Gonzalo Giribet
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College Professor
Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
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My primary research focuses on the evolution and biogeography of invertebrate animalsand in the use of museum specimens for genomic research. In the lab we use genomic and morphological data from living and extinct animals to better understand invertebrate evolution and changes in their distributions through time. A large body of our work focuses on arthropods and mollusks, but we also investigate many other groups of invertebrates, including velvet worms, nemerteans, priapulans, and many smaller phyla. Current NSF-funded projects include CSBR: Natural History: Preserving the genomes of the type specimens in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Collaborative Research: PurSUiT: Understanding the Neotropical Velvet Worms (Onychophora, Peripatidae, Neopatida), a Cretaceous Radiation of Terrestrial Panarthropods
Evolution and Biogeography of Invertibrate Animals

Outside professional activities

Outside Professional Activities

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Outside Professional Activities For Gonzalo Giribet
CSIRO Publishing
Editorial Services
Oxford University Press
Inventorship/Authorship on Intellectual Property (license/royalties)
Princeton University Press
Inventorship/Authorship on Intellectual Property (license/royalties)
The Natural History Museum, London
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