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Vann Smith, M.S. Graduate Student

My Research

Vann SmithI received my B.S. in Geology at Louisiana State University. My research is in the field of shark paleontology. My interest in paleontology began in Florida, when I started collecting fossil shark teeth on the beach, so it seems fitting that fossil sharks became my area of research as a graduate student. My master's thesis is a morphometric study of modern and fossil shark teeth, analyzing shape variation in teeth to help resolve the evolutionary relationships of fossil shark species.

My Life at Tulane

I decided to attend Tulane because I have family in the area, because New Orleans is a cool place to live, and because Tulane is an academically respected college with a beautiful campus. My goal after graduation is to pursue a Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology.

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu