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Kirstin brink

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba


PhD, University of Toronto, (2015)–Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

MSc, University of Calgary, (2009)–Geoscience

BSc, University of Alberta, (2006)– Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences



Brink is a vertebrate paleontologist interested in the evolution and development of teeth and bones, specifically tissue structure and growth rates, and the relationship between development, structure, growth, and animal ecology. Her research involves the use of living animal models to understand how extinct animals grew and interacted with their environment, including dinosaurs, lizards, and mammalian ancestors. She uses histology, microscopy, Computed Tomography (CT scans), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to address her research questions.


Recently taught courses include Time Trekker's Travelog: Our Evolving Earth , Paleontology, Paleontologic Principles, and Advanced Paleontology


(204) 272-8252

335 Wallace Building 125 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 

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