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J. Kirk Fitzhugh

Curator, Polychaetes

Dr. Fitzhugh joined the staff in 1990. His research interests are mainly focused on the systematics and evolutionary biology of a family of polychaetes known as 'fan worms,' as well as the philosophical foundations of phylogenetic systematics. Dr. Fitzhugh has also conducted extensive research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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