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Brian Kraatz, PhD


Assistant Professor of Anatomy

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: bkraatz@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3835 |

Education

2007 - PhD, Department of Integrative Biology, University of CA, Berkeley
2001 - MS, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming
1996 - BA, Department of Geology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

 

Professional Experience

2009 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
2009 - Present Research Associate, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, NY
2008 - 2009 Lincoln Ellsworth Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, NY
 

Work Site

Field Work:
2009 United Arab Emirates, Late Miocene

2008 Mongolia, Paleogene

2006 Mongolia, Paleogene

2006 China, Erlian Basin, Inner Mongolia, Paleogene

2005 Mongolia, Paleogene

2004 Mongolia, Paleogene

2003 United Arab Emirates, Late Miocene

1999 - 2000 Wyoming, Paleogene

1998 Colorado, Paleogene

 

Research Grant

2006
American Philosophical Society, Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research ($4,000)

NSF Travel Grant, International Paleontological Congress ($1,000)

Palaeontological Association, International Paleontological Congress Travel Award ($950)

2005
UC - Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Welles Fund ($4,300)

Geological Society of America, Research Grant ($1,500)

Paleontological Society, Stephen J. Gould Student Grant ($500)

Evolving Earth Foundation, Student Research Grant ($3,000)

UC - Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Summer Research Grant ($3,700)

2004
Evolving Earth Foundation, Student Research Grant ($3,000)

Geological Society of America, Research Grant ($1,300)

University of California Museum of Paleontology, Welles Fund ($400)

University of California Department of Integrative Biology, Research Grant ($200)

Paleontological Society, Stephen J. Gould Student Grant ($500)

Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research ($195)

UC - Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Summer Research Grant ($2,825)

UC - Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Hansen Travel Grant ($700)

2003
UC - Berkeley, Department Integrative Biology, Summer Research Grant ($4,071)

UC - Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Research Grant ($200)

2001 - 2004
UC - Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Travel Grants ($2,000
 

Awards

2007 American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellowship

2006 George D. Louderback Award in Paleontology, University of California Museum of Paleontology

2006 Annie Alexander Fellowship, University of California Museum of Paleontology

2004-2006 NSF Graduate GK-12 Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley Natural History Museums

2001 Outstanding Masters Thesis, The University of Wyoming

2001 Outstanding Masters Student, The University of Wyoming, Department of Geology and Geophysics
 

Committees

2007 - present
Member, Morris S. Skinner Award Committee, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

2006
Co-organizer, Integration of Evolution, Development, and Genomics International Conference, University of California, Berkeley

2005
Co-organizer, Evolution: Investigating the Evidence, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology workshop for K-12 educators

2003 - 2009
Member, Education and Outreach Committee, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

2003
Member, Paleobotany Faculty Search Committee, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Reviewer, Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Evolution, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Journal of Paleontology, Journal of Systematic Paleontology, National Geographic Society, PaleoBios, Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, Zoological Scripta

Publication

Kraatz, B. P., and Geisler, J., 2010, The Eocene-Oligocene Transition in Central Asia and its Effects on Mammalian Evolution. Geology, v. 38, p. 111-114.

Meng, J., Kraatz, B. P., Wang, Y.-Q., Ni, X.-J., Gebo, D. L, Beard, K. C., 2009, A new species of Gomphos (Glires, Mammalia) from the Eocene of the Erlian Basin, Nei-Mongol, China: American Museum Novitates, no. 3670.

Kraatz, B. P., Badamgarav, D., and Bibi, F., 2009, Gomphos ellae, a new mimotonid from the Middle Eocene of Mongolia and its implications for the origin of Lagomorpha: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 29, p. 576-583

Barnosky, A.D., and Kraatz, B. P., 2007, The Role of Climatic Change in the Evolution of Mammals: Bioscience, v. 57, p. 523-532.