Michael Bruce Habib, PhD
|Title||Assistant Professor of Clinical Cell & Neurobiology|
|School||Keck School of Medicine of USC|
|Department||Cell and Neurobiology|
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles California 90089-9112
|Phone||+1 323 442 2083|
Dr. Michael Habib is an Assistant Professor in the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a Research Associate in the Dinosaur Institute at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael received his bachelors and masters degrees in biology from the University of Virginia and his PhD in Functional Anatomy from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Michael is a paleontologist and biomechanist who reconstructs the anatomy, physiology, and motion of extinct animals. Michael is most widely recognized for his work on giant pterosaurs (the largest flying animals in Earth’s history), feathered dinosaurs, and the origin of flight in birds. Michael has ongoing research projects related to the motion, anatomy, and mechanics of pterosaurs, birds, titanosaurs, and mosasaurs. He is the current field leader and senior field scientist on the Augustyn Dinosaur Expeditions for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
|Popular Science Magazine||2014||Brilliant 10|
|USC Keck School of Medicine||2014||Year I Faculty Teaching Award|
|Discover Magazine||2010||Top 100 Science Stories of 2009|
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