Posted: Nov 17 2010
Harasewych, M. G. (Jerry)
Dr. Jerry Harasewych is Curator in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at
the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
D.C. Jerry has been Curator and Research Zoologist in the department for nearly
15 years and serves as the Chairman of the Senate of Scientists at the museum.
Prior to coming to NMNH, Jerry was a Scarborough Fellow in the Section on
Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Neurogenetics Branch, National Institute of
Mental Health, Bethesda. His interests include the phylogeny and molecular
evolution of gastropods, especially the Pleurotomariidae, Cocculiniformia, and
Neogastropoda, the origin, evolution, and biogeography of deep-sea molluscan
faunas, and the application of forensic techniques to resolve questions of
evolutionary history. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry at Drexel University,
Philadelphia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Studies at the University
Jerry also manages the website Cerion: A web-based resource for Cerion research and identification.
Coauthor of The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying
Six Hundred Seashells
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