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Sarah Werning
Padian Lab

Sarah Werning


Phone: (510) 643-2109

Her research: "My research focuses on the factors that drive changes in growth and bone histology through evolutionary time, as well as the evolution of amniote development and morphology. I am also interested in the evolution of bone tissues and the factors that control variability in bone tissues. I combine paleontological, developmental, histological, life history, and phylogenetic data in my research in order to understand these questions from multiple perspectives."

Outside the lab: "In my free time, I watch Chicago Bears football and Chicago Blackhawks hockey."


Padian, K., E.-T. Lamm, and S. Werning. 2013. Selection of Specimens. Chapter 3 (pp. 35-54) In Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Werning. S. 2012. The ontogenetic osteohistology of Tenontosaurus tilletti. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33539. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033539  Read it

Lee, A.H., K. Padian, M.T. Taylor, M.J. Wedel, R.B. Irmis, and S. Werning. 2010. The universal temperature dependence model fails to predict body temperatures of mammals and dinosaurs. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2010 Annual Meeting: abstract 98.7.

Lee, A.H. and S. Werning. 2008. Sexual maturity in growing dinosaurs does not fit reptilian growth models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(2): 582-587.  Read it