Kristi Rogers on NOVA

by Anonymous on Jul. 20th, 2007

An upcoming NOVA Science Now program will include a segment about the study of soft tissue found in dinosaur bones and other prehistoric remains. The Science Museum of Minnesota’s own Kristi Curry Rogers, along with her husband, geologist Ray Rogers, and paleobiologist Mary Schweitzer spent several days last winter with the show’s production crew discussing their latest findings.

Schweitzer, research curator at North Carolina State University, stunned the scientific community in 2005 with her report of extracting soft tissue from the fossilized leg bone of a 65 million year old Tyrannosaurus rex.

Kristi is the Science Museum’s curator of paleontology, and her specialty is bone histology, the study of tissue on a microscopic level. Her husband Ray is a geology professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

The show airs Tuesday, July 24 on PBS. Check your local listings and tune in to see what exciting new research is being done.

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