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Brian received a B.A. in Geology from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1996. He completed an M.S. in Geology & Geophysics from the University of Wyoming in 2001, and a Ph.D in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, where he remains affiliated as a Research Associate. Since 2009 he has been an Assistant then Associate Professor of Anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences.
American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007
George D. Louderback Award in Paleontology, University of California Museum of Paleontology, 2006
Annie Alexander Fellowship, University of California Museum of Paleontology, 2006
NSF Graduate GK-12 Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley Natural History Museums, 2004 – 2006
Outstanding Master’s Thesis, The University of Wyoming, 2001
Outstanding Masters Student, The University of Wyoming, Department of Geology and Geophysics, 2001