Yun-Hsin "Becky" Wu
Yun-Hsin Wu's journey into vertebrate paleontology began with research on the Pleistocene Stegodon, a member of the order Proboscidea from East Asia. Currently the focus of her research is avian evolution. She has worked with Dr. Alyssa Bell and Dr. Luis Chiappe to decipher the paleoecology of the Hesperornithiformes, an extinct group of diving birds from the Cretaceous. Her interdisciplinary Ph.D. work will utilize microstructure anatomical studies of extinct birds and developmental studies of extant species to understand the ecological and evolutionary history of birds.