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Jessica Mitchell









Contact Information

Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie
Bereich Paläontologie
Universität Bonn
Nussallee 8
D-53115 Bonn
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-6359
E-Mail: jessica.mitchell[at]


Research Interests

  • Bone Histology and Microanatomy of Tetrapods
  • Paleobiological Inferences

Professional Experience


2013 – PhD Student, Steinmann Institute
Supervisor: Prof. P. Martin Sander. Dissertation title: “Bone remodeling across Amniota: A phylogenetic comparative analysis of the presence and structure of secondary osteons in extinct and living vertebrates.
2012 – 2016 Teaching assistant
Scientific Communication, OEP Biology, University of Bonn
2014 – 2016 Teaching assistant
Bone Histology, Steinmann Institute, University of Bonn
2015 Co-chair of organizing committee
3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology, Bonn, Germany
2011 – 2015 Student Assistant
English improvement of manuscripts, Steinmann Institute, University of Bonn

Presentations & Publications


2015 Mitchell J. A.H. van Heteren. A reassessment of the nature of bone lamellae.
Comptes rendus Palevol.
2015 European Association of Verterbrate Palaeontology (EAVP), Opole, Poland
Poster Presentation
2015 3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology (ISPH), Bonn, Germany
Poster Presentation
2014 Mitchell, J. P.M. Sander. The three-front model: a developmental explanation of long bone diaphyseal histology of Sauropoda. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.112, 765–781.
2014 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), Berlin, Germany
Poster Presentation
2013 2nd International Symposium on Paleohistology (ISPH), Bozeman, USA
Oral Presentation
2013 Arbeitskreis Wirbeltierpaläontologie (AKWP), Laimering, Germany
Oral Presentation