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PAUL C. SERENO, PhD (center) with the Hadrosaurus right foot, fourth metatarsal, found by PMNS Pres. Terry Brawner (right) and dug and prepped by PMNS Curator, Terry Proctor, J.D. (left) in Montana, in August, 2005.
Dr. Sereno identified this specific bone for the Proctor Museum of Natural Science, Inc.

Paul C. Sereno, PhD. is a Professor of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. He was born on October 11, 1957 in Aurora, Illinois. He has a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University and a Geological Sciences Degree: M.A. Columbia University; M.Phil. Columbia Univ; and PhD Columbia Univ.

Dr. Sereno has held five positions prior to his present position as a Professor at U.of Chicago since 1998.

In 1988, 1991 and 1996 he led expeditions to Argentina; in 1993, 1997 and 2000 he led expeditions to Niger; in 1995 he led an expedition to Morocco; in 1997 he led a reconnaissance expedition to Australia; in 2001 he led an expedition to India; and in 2001 he led an expedition to Inner Mongolia. Dr. Sereno leaves on Friday, March 24, 2006 on an expedition to Tibet.

Dr. Sereno's biography on his own site can be located at http://www.paulsereno.org/paulsereno/. Dr. Sereno, although a young man, has accomplished great feats for his young years. Paul has discovered new species of dinosaurs on five continents. He has also found human remains in Africa, which is not as well known as his dinosaur and crocodile discoveries.

If you wish to read more on Dr. Sereno and his expeditions, you can go to several websites:
Dr. Sereno's own website, visit http://www.paulsereno.org/paulsereno/ ; and

Project Exploration's website is http://www.projectexploration.org
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While visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Dr. Sereno brought with him a replica of a new dinosaur find, which he called the 'Darth Vader' dinosaur. We can't imagine why, but here is a photo taken of it by your PMNS Curator. For more information on this skull, go to dinosaurs on this PMNS website, then the bottom of the page. Also, click on the photo at the left, to see full screen size of this skull.