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Take a peak inside Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

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April 22, 2024

Follow Professor Egge’s biology class as they reconstruct a massive gray whale skeleton in a new Rieke Science Center classroom as part of BIOL 352: Comparative Anatomy.

In BIOL 352, you take an evolutionary approach to understanding the complexities of vertebrate morphology. Through hands-on examination and dissection of preserved animal organs and cadavers (yes, including humans), we uncover the secrets of the natural world. From the tiniest cells to the largest organ systems, we dissect, analyze, and compare to unravel the mysteries of life.

But it’s not just about memorizing facts and figures. The class emphasizes the importance of analyzing similarities and differences across vertebrate groups to unlock the true significance of adaptations. By exploring the historical and present diversity of vertebrate morphology, you gain a deeper understanding of the intricate web of life surrounding us.