Neil Shubin selected to receive Yale's Verrill Medal

Neil Shubin

Professor Neil Shubin (Robert R. Bensley Professor, Organismal Biology and Anatomy; Committee on Evolutionary Biology; Committee on Development, Regeneration & Stem Cell Biology) will receive the Addison Emery Verrill Medal from the Yale Peabody Museum on Friday, November 4, for his work on the evolution of new organs, including his lab's recent discovery of the developmental connection between fish fins and tetrapod limbs.

Shubin was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011, and is widely known for his discovery of the Tiktaalik roseae fossil, considered an important evolutionary link between fish and land animals. In addition to his many scholarly publications, he has written two books of popular science, Your Inner Fish (2008) and The Universe Within: The Deep History of The Human Body (2013). Your Inner Fish was the basis of a PBS series of the same name.

May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Naomi Pierce of Harvard University, and Geerat Vermeij of the University of California at Davis will also receive medals. 

Read the full story on the Science Life blog.

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