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Jann Vendetti

Twila Bratcher Chair in Malacological Research & Assistant Curator, Malacology

Jann Vendetti is Assistant Curator of Malacology (Mollusks) and NHM’s Twila Bratcher Chair in Malacological Research. She is a founding member of the Urban Nature Research Center. She is interested in the natural history, evolution, systematics, and conservation of marine and terrestrial snails­­­­— an extremely diverse group of organisms.

Jann joined the museum in 2014 and has focused on collections-based research and the Snails and slugs Living in Metropolitan Environments (SLIME) project, championing the important role of community science to understanding urban-living biodiversity.

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