Dr. Jennifer "Indy" Anné

Expedition Assistant, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Photo Credit: J. Anné

Photo Credit: J. Anné

Jennifer “Indy” Anné studied geology, biology and paleontology at the University of Delaware (B.S. 2007) and Temple University (M.S. 2010). She then worked at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University as a museum educator and changing exhibits coordinator before heading to the University of Manchester, UK to earn her PhD in paleontology (2015). Jenn has field experience in New York, New Jersey, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Canada, Turkey and the United Kingdom. She has also had the opportunity to work in various museums all over the US and Curriculum Vitae                                               Europe, some of which she has had the pleasure to work for in                                                                                either collections or museum education.

 

Research

Jenn’s interests are in applying histology and chemical analyses to tease out the process controlling bone repair, remodeling and development. She has had the opportunities to use some of the most powerful analytical machines, synchotrons, to see the chemistry of bone in everything from dinosaurs to fossil manatees to modern chickens. Though she looks at a lot of different types of bone tissues, her favorite area of study is paleopathologies; the study of injuries and diseases in extinct organisms.

 

Photo Credit: J. Anné

Photo Credit: J. Anné

Image by J. Anné

Image by J. Anné

Selected Publications

  • Anné, J., Hendrick, B. J. and Schein, J. P. 2016. First diagnosis of septic arthritis in a dinosaur. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160222.   PDF
  • Anné, J., Wogelius, R.A., Edwards, N.P., van Veelen, A., Ignatyev, K. and Manning, P.L. 2016. Chemistry of bone remodelling preserved in extant and fossil Sirenia. Metallomics 8 (5); 508-513. DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00311C.     PDF
  • Anné, J., Garwood, R.J., Lowe, T., Withers, P.J. and Manning, P.L. 2015. Interpreting pathologies in extant and extinct archosaurs using micro-CT. PeerJ 3:e1130.https://dx.doi/org/10.7717/peerj.1130.     PDF
  • Anné, J., Edwards, N.P., Wogelius, R.A., Tumarkin-Deratzian, A.R., Seller, W.I., van Veelen, A., Bergmann, U., Sokaras, D., Alonso-Mori, R., Ignatyev, K., Egerton, V.M. & Manning, P.L. 2014. Synchrotron imaging reveals bone healing and remodeling strategies in extinct and extant vertebrates. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: 20140277. doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.0277.   PDF

See Dr. Anné's Curriculum Vitae for a complete publication list.


Teaching Experience

Photo Credit: J. Anné

Photo Credit: J. Anné

Jenn has extensive teaching experience in both museums and universities with age groups ranging from pre-K to university level in both the U.S. and U.K. Her work in museum education has given her the opportunity to help with exhibit design, volunteer training and public program organization. Jenn has also been a part of several government-funded training programs in the U.K., where she worked heavily with elementary and high school teachers on how to better teach science in the classroom. Her work in universities includes being teaching assistants in labs and field courses in geology, biology and paleontology. Jenn is also heavily involved with outreach and public engagement, having her work feature in both in the Royal Society Summer Exhibition in London (2014) and the Times Cheltenham Science Festival (2015).


 

In Her Own Words

Indy is my “professional name” and I think it fits well. I like traveling, discovering new pieces of the (distant) past, and leather field hats.