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Emma R. Schachner, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor - Research
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy

1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans LA  70112
(504) 568-4017
(504) 568-4392



2010  -  Ph.D. Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania. Thesis: Anatomical reconstructions of respiratory morphology and hindlimb musculature in Poposaurus gracilis (Archosauria: Poposauroidea) and related dinosauriformes (Supervisor: Prof. Peter Dodson; External supervisor: Dr. Phil Manning)

2006  -    M.Sc. in Paleobiology (First Class Honors), Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, U.K. Thesis: The osteology and myology of the pectoral girdle of Tenontosaurus tilletti (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) (Supervisors: Prof. Mike Benton and Dr. Phil Manning)

2004   -   B.A. in Political Science, Dept. of Political Science, Bucknell University; Semester abroad with the School for Field Studies (SFS) in Kenya (Wildlife ecology and management)


01/2016-Present -    Assistant Professor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

05/2014-12/2015 -    Postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory for Equine and Comparative Orthopedic Research (LECOR) at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

2012-2013 -    American Association of Anatomists Postdoctoral Fellow

08/2011-Present  -  Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester Palaeontology Research Group

07/2010-2014  -  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Utah (PI: Dr. CG Farmer), Sauropsid respiratory physiology and functional morphology