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Timothy G. Bromage, Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, New York University College of Dentistry

Tim Bromage, a paleoanthropologist, is professor of biomaterials and biomimetics at NYUCD and director of the Hard Tissue Research Unit.  His research focuses on human evolution and growth and development, with emphasis on the biology of bones and teeth as windows into life history.  He conducts fieldwork principally in Malawi, where he examines both modern and early human dental and skeletal development to draw inferences concerning relationships between human biology and the environment.  He has recently discovered a new biological clock while observing incremental growth lines in tooth enamel, hypothesized to regulate many metabolic functions.

He is the coeditor of African Biogeography:  Climate Change and Early Hominid Evolution, and has been honored for his research by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society.  In 2010 he was the recipient of the Max Planck Prize in recognition of his achievements in the research on the microanatomical structure of ancestral human teeth and bones.


Campus Schedule:


Thursday-Friday, September 5-6

University of South Dakota, Vermillion


Monday-Tuesday, September 16-17

Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.


Monday-Tuesday, October 21-22

Rockford College, Rockford, Ill.


Thursday-Friday, October 24-25

Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio


Wednesday-Thursday, November 6-7

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg


Thursday-Friday, November 14-15

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla.


Monday-Tuesday, December 2-3

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Wednesday-Thursday, March 26-27

Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va.



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