RdigitaLIFE visits the Picturing Science exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, to speak with curator Mark Siddall about technology, the environment and evolution… and unexpected consequences.
Mark Siddall is a biologist and curator of annelida (segmented worms) and protozoa (single-celled organisms) at the American Museum of Natural History. His primary research focus has been the evolutionary history of leeches and how they’ve overcome the blood-clotting defenses of their prey.
He earned his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in the late 80s and early 90s, and has since been a faculty member at Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary.
He is also an undergrad program director at the Museum, sits on the council of the American Society of Parasitologists, and is the treasurer of the Willi Hennig Society.