North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sean Harrington '10

Sean Harrington, a Ph.D. student at San Diego State University/University of California Riverside, published his thesis transcript, titled “Ossification Sequence Heterochrony Among Amphibians,” in the September/October 2013 edition of Evolution and Development. Heterochrony is an important mechanism in the evolution of amphibians. Harrington earned a master of science degree in biology from John Carroll University, University Heights, OH, where he worked closely with Carl D. Anthony ’87, associate professor of biology. While Harrington was at John Carroll, he was awarded the Charles Stearns Memorial Grant-In-Aid for Herpetological Research from the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The grant defrayed his travel expenses to conduct research at the academy for his study of skeletal data from salamander specimens.