Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Karen Osborn

Research Zoologist and Curator of Annelids and Peracarids
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S., Andrews University
  • M.S., Western Washington University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Collections Areas
  • Annelida
    • Polychaeta
      • Archiannelida
      • Echiura
      • Pogonophora
      • Vestimentifera
  • Arthropoda
    • Cephalocarida
    • Malacostraca
      • Peracarida
        • Amphipoda, Cumacea, Isopoda, Mysidacea, Tanaidacea
  • Hemichordata
  • Plankton
  • Sipuncula
Research Interests
Evolutionary biology of deep, pelagic invertebrates, primarily Polychaeta and Peracarida