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Neil Aschliman


Assistant Professor

Biology Department
Lewis Hall 202A
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa  52803


Teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology.  His research focuses on the evolution of vertebrates, particularly chondrichthyan fishes, and integrates comparative anatomy, molecular evolution, and the fossil record.


Education and Training

PhD, Florida State University
Department of Biological Science

BS, Texas A&M University
Department of Biology


Courses Taught

BIOL 202, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Fall and Spring Semesters
BIOL 204, Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology, Spring Semester


Areas of Professional Interest

Vertebrate anatomy and evolution, human anatomy and physiology


Recent Publications and Presentations

Neil C. Aschliman, Mutsumi Nishida, Masaki Miya, Jun G. Inoue, Kerri M. Rosana and Gavin J.P. Naylor. 2012. Body Plan Convergence in the Evolution of Skates and Rays (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63:28-42.

Neil C. Aschliman, Kerin M. Claeson and John D. McEachran. Phylogeny of Batoidea. 2012. Reviewed chapter. In press, Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Edition 2. J.C. Carrier, J.A. Musick and M.R. Heithaus (eds.). CRC Press.

Neil C. Aschliman, David A. Ebert, and Leonard J. V. Compagno. 2010. Redescription of Cruriraja ‘parcomaculata' sensu Smith, 1964 (Rajoidei: Anacanthobatidae), a new legskate from Southern Africa. Copeia 2010(3):364-372.

Neil C. Aschliman. A new framework for interpreting the evolution of skates and rays (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Providence, Rhode Island; 10 Jul. 2010.


Honors and Awards

Frederick H. Stoye Award, General Ichthyology, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, Rhode Island; 10 Jul. 2010.