- Adjunct Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology
- Vertebrate paleontology.
- Ph.D., Columbia University
Dr. Jin Meng studies the morphology, systematics, and evolution of mammals, particularly early mammals (Mesozoic and Paleogene), such as haramiyidans, eutriconodontans, multituberculates and early therians. Within therian mammals, his research focuses on Glires, the group that includes rodents and lagomorphs. His researches have intended to address several issues related to higher-level mammalian phylogeny, origin of the Glires, evolution of mammalian dentitions and middle and inner ears, and the relationship of mammalian evolution in responding to changing environments of the earth during the geological history. He also works on Tertiary