Jack Horner

Jack Horner

Curator of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies
Regent's Professor, Montana State University

Jack Horner, the Museum's Curator of Paleontology, is known for his groundbreaking discoveries of the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos.

He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost paleontologists, noted for his fieldwork and research concerning dinosaur growth and behavior. Horner is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship "genius grant." He serves as the technical adviser for all of the Jurassic Park movies and is the inspiration for the movie's lead character, Dr Alan Grant. The Museum of the Rockies, as the result of Horner's continuing fieldwork, has the largest Tyrannosaurus rex collection in the world.