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Evan Thomas Saitta

Postdoctoral Scholar in Paleontology, University of Chicago

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Attended Princeton University from 2010-2014, earning a bachelors degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Adviser: Dr. James Gould). Masters in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol (Adviser: Dr. Jakob Vinther). PhD thesis in Geology at the University of Bristol (Advisor: Dr. Jakob Vinther). Currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago (Supervisor: Dr. Paul Sereno) and a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Integrative Research Center), after having completed a post-doc there (Supervisor: Dr. Peter Makovicky).


  • 2020–present
    Associate research scientist, Field Museum of Natural History
  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral scholar, University of Chicago
  • 2022–2022
    Adjunct lecturer, University of Illinois Chicago
  • 2018–2020
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Field Museum of Natural History


  • 2018 
    University of Bristol, Ph.D. in Earth Sciences
  • 2015 
    University of Bristol, M.Sc. in Palaeobiology
  • 2014 
    Princeton University, B.A. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Palaeontological Association
  • Paleontological Society