Daniel G. Blackburn

Thomas S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Biology

Chair, Department of Biology
Life Sciences Center
Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut 06106  USA

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email:  daniel.blackburn at trincoll.edu

Research Interests:

Evolution of viviparity; Placentation and fetal nutrition in lizards and snakes; 

History and demise of concepts of biological “race”; Sexual dimorphism in anurans;

History of biology at Trinity College


Recent publications and presentations

Publications with Trinity students

Book reviews

All publications and presentations

Trinity College's Electron Microscopy Facilities

                  For details about the facilities and how to use them, click here. 

          A wide variety of courses in five separate departments use the EM facilities:

                   Courses that use the electron microscopes

                   Electron micrographs taken by Trinity students

Trinity College Courses

                            students in action

                            Micrographs taken by Trinity students:  2006,  2005,  2004,  2003, 2002,  2001,  2000,  1999,  1998


Undergraduate Research

At Trinity College, science students have excellent opportunities to conduct original independent research in the laboratory and in the field, using state-of-the-art equipment and working closely with faculty members who have expertise in their respective disciplines.

          Research interests of Biology faculty

Student / faculty collaborative publications in the biological sciences and in chemistry


Recent student research projects in my lab


Links to Professional Organizations

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

International Society of Vertebrate Morphology
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Herpetologists' League

N.E.U.R.O.N. (NorthEast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience)
Mensa International

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Thomas Henry Huxley
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Visit home pages of the Dept. of Biology, the Neuroscience Program, the Dept. of Chemistry, and the Trinity College Human Rights Program.  While you're here, why not also visit the personal home pages of Profs. Joan Morrison, Kent Dunlap, Sarah Raskin, and Craig Schneider.

email:  daniel.blackburn at trincoll.edu