@ Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, USA
Ryan Kerney earned a B.A. from Hampshire College and obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is an organismal biologist specializing on the ecology, evolution and development of amphibians. His academic interests include vertebrate evolution, developmental biology, and science policy. Current projects include research on interactions between amphibian embryos and microbial symbionts, the diversity of skeletal development, the formation of “vestigial rudimentary” structures, limb development, lung development, and descriptive morphology. He has also worked extensively on science policy through the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the Citizens Climate Lobby. He is the project director of Advancing Science, which offers free equipment, training, and scientific expertise to K-12 schools.