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

of Delaware.

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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