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Chris Beard

Digging up a one-of-a-kind find: Foundation Professor
Chris Beard, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge
Chris Beard
From Dawson Chair at the Carnegie Museum, one of the nation’s top-five natural history museums, to KU Foundation Professor, Chris Beard has made his mark in paleontology. Renowned for discoveries of new primate groups that reshaped theories, Beard joins KU's proud history in the field.

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