Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

John Ososky

Museum Specialist
Department / Division
  • M.S. (Biological Sciences): Northern Illinois University, 1998
  • B.S. (Wildlife Management): Humboldt State University, 1994
Research Interests

Responsible for running the Osteology Laboratory for Vertebrate Zoology. Cleans and prepares bones of skeletal specimens and maintains the dermestid beetle colony used for that purpose. Research interest in the osteology of Black-footed ferrets.

  • Antonelli, Tyler Scott, Leischner, Carissa, Ososky, John, and Hartstone-Rose, Adam. 2016. "The effect of captivity on the oral health of the critically endangered black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes)." Canadian journal of zoology 94 (1):15–22.
  • Wisely, Samantha M., Ososky, John J., and Buskirk, S. W. 2002. "Morphological changes to black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) resulting from captivity." Canadian Journal of Zoology 80 (9):1562–1568.