Adam Huttenlocker

Expert in paleontology, origins of mammals and early tetrapod evolution

Assistant Professor of Integrative Anatomical Sciences


  • paleontology
  • fossils
  • origins of mammals
  • early tetrapod evolution
  • paleophysiology
  • mass extinctions

Additional Information

  • Dr. Huttenlocker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences who serves as an instructor in the Years I & II Microanatomy curriculum. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2013 and held a National Science Foundation-funded postdoctoral fellowship in comparative vertebrate physiology at The University of Utah from 2013 to 2016.
  • His current research uses hard-tissue histology to understand the complex origins of mammalian behavior, growth, and endothermic physiology in non-mammalian synapsids and other early tetrapods (as recorded by their fossilized bones and teeth).
  • As a functional paleobiologist, Dr. Huttenlocker’s teaching philosophy emphasizes shared patterns in vertebrate development and evolution that shed light on human and mammalian anatomy & physiology.
  • He is also a Research Associate in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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