Msc. Quentin Monfroy

Ph.D. student (1st year)
at Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Sciences
University Pavol Jozefa Šafárika of Košice

Member (Postgraduate Student) of Kundrát’s PaleoBioImaging Lab and Evolutionary Biodiversity Research Group
At Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Technology and Innovation Park
University Pavol Jozefa Šafárika of Košice
dinosaur.science.upjs.sk

Educational Background
Since 09/2017: Doctoral studies – Pavla Jozefa Šafárika University in Košice – Košice (Slovakia)
• Research subject: Analysis of bone microstructure – in search of correlations with thermophysiology of the recent and extinct Amniota
09/2014 – 07/2016: Master of Science: Biology – University of Rennes 1 – Rennes (France)
• Research subjects: Ootaxonomy, Mesozoic Crocodilian and Marine Reptile Bone Identification, Theropod Functional Morphology.

Work Experience
08/2016 – 06/2017 : Collection Manager at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Sainte-Ménehould Sainte Ménehould (France)
• Inventory of a Paleontology Collection from the 19th Century – Identification, Classification and Database Creation of fossils from French and International Sites.
• Simultaneously worked as project manager for a WWI photo exhibit, assisting the American photographer, Dr. Jeffrey Gusky, both in the field and the museum.

Publications
Monfroy, Quentin T., 2017: Correlation between the size, shape and position of the teeth on the jaws and the bite force in Theropoda. Historical Biology, Vol. 29, Iss. 8, 2017, p. 1089–1105. (available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/…2017.1286652)

Languages
English and French (Bilingual and Bicultural), German

Professional Experience
01/2016 – 06/2016: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller – Alberta (Canada)
• Study of dinosaur and crocodilian skulls for Master’s thesis.
06/2016 – 07/2014: Grube Messel – Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
• Excavation of fossilized plants, invertebrates and vertebrates from the Paleocene-Eocene area in bituminous layers of shale.
06/2014 – 07/2014: University of Calgary – Alberta (Canada)
• 3D modelling with CT scans of Amphibians.
• Excavation at a Pachyrhinosaurus site last dug during the 1950s.
06/2013 – 07/2013: Grotte du Noisetier – Fréchet-Aure (France)
• Excavation of animal remains and artifacts from the last Ice Age and Homo neanderthalensis.
06/2012 – 07/2012: Egg Mountain – Montana (U.S.A.)
• Excavation of reptile, mammal and dinosaur fossils from the Cretaceous period.
08/2011 – 09/2011: Bassin d’Autun – Muse (France)
• Excavation of marine animal and plant fossils from the Permian period.
07/2011: Site de Dinoplagne – Plagne (France)
• Excavation, cleaning and protection of Sauropod and small Theropod tracks from the Late Jurassic period.