Cienna Lyon

Cienna Lyon is a student at Ithaca College in New York studying Biology and German and a volunteer science writer for the Paleontological Research Institute. She works in a lab with Te-Wen Lo on genetic research and at the Whalen Center for Music which are both on the Ithaca College campus. She spends her free time playing the french horn in several on campus musical ensembles or getting up to date with all the new paleontological discoveries as becoming a theropod paleontologist is her end goal.

Recent Posts

June 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

What Reptiles Trapped in Tree Resin Can Tell Us About Evolution

Many people have become familiar with the concept of amber over the past few decades thanks in part to one of the biggest dinosaur themed movies ever, Jurassic Park. This…
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April 18, 2016 in Paleontology

Rare Ediacaran Fossils Shed Light on Early Multicellular Organisms

The recent discoveries of the multicellular algae show evidence that life did indeed flourish before the Cambrian Explosion, and that delicate organisms can be preserved.
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November 10, 2015 in Paleontology


A  Physical Description of Cretaceous Feathered Dinosaurs Dinosaurs capture the imaginations of children and adults alike. Why? Because they’re bizarre and wonderful creatures. Now, the only surviving members of the…
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