Our scientific experts have the skills to conduct collection-based research in

  • zoology (animals)
  • palaeobiology (fossils)
  • mineralogy (minerals)
  • botany (plants).

Science Associates
The museum also supports the research activities of many independent scientists who have intensive working relationships with our staff and collections.

Find an Expert

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Paula C. Piilonen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Mineralogy
Specialty: Mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, materials science

Glenn Poirier, M.Sc.

Senior Research Assistant, Mineralogy, and Electron Microprobe Laboratory Manager
Specialty: Microanalysis and electron microscopy of minerals
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