About the Society Awards Past Award Winners 2014 Patterson Memorial Grant

Mohamed Abdel Gawad

I am working as a teaching assistant in the geology department, faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt. I am one of the first PhD candidates in vertebrate paleontology at Cairo University, and one of the few paleontologists in all of Egypt who seeks  to work in vertebrate paleontology. My PhD research concerns on reptiles especially crocodiles and testudines in Moghra Formation, Early Miocene, Northwestern Desert, Egypt. Also, I am interest in working in paleoeoclogy, paleoclimatology, evolution and extinction of non-mammals.