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PortraitJoe Sertich
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Joe Sertich is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He received his B.S. in Geology and Biological Sciences from Colorado State University in 2004, his M.S. in Geology at the University of Utah in 2006, and his Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University in 2011. His research focuses on dinosaurs and other archosaurs, and their ecosystems, during the Late Cretaceous. His field-based research is split between the Gondwanan continents of the southern hemisphere and western North America. He is one of the primary researchers on the Mahajanga Basin Project exploring the latest Cretaceous of Madagascar and has expanded the search for dinosaurs to older deposits across the island. He is also working in the Cretaceous of Antarctica and has several projects searching for the first latest Cretaceous dinosaurs of Africa, including work in northern Kenya and Egypt. In North America, he is currently working on projects in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah and in Cretaceous deposits across the Rocky Mountain west.

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