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Jack Tseng

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Mammalian evolution; evolution of carnivores (including dogs, cats, bears, hyenas and relatives); sabre-toothed and other big cats

Jack Tseng is an evolutionary biologist.

He can discuss the evolution of species including dogs, cats, bears and hyenas, as well as their living and extinct relatives. His research investigates how the skull and teeth of these animals evolved, with projects analyzing how variables, such as diet, influence the structure and function of the skull as a feeding tool.

The animals he studies belong to a group of mammals called Carnivoramorpha, but he points out that not all species within this category are carnivores, as the name would seem to suggest. Living Carnivoramorphan animals include ones that are adapted to feed on insects, plants, fruits and even bones. Examples include the giant panda — a plant-eater — and the aardwolf, a termite-eating hyena.

CONTACT:

Jack Tseng, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

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