The New York Times – From Inside Lions and Leviathans, Anatomist Builds a Following
Dr. Joy Reidenberg went to college at Cornell, hoping to become a vet or a medical illustrator. But she gave up those notions when she discovered that there were people who learned new things about anatomy for a living.
For her Ph.D., Dr. Reidenberg came to Mount Sinai Medical School to work with Jeffrey T. Laitman, an expert on the anatomy of the head and neck. Since the 1970s, Dr. Laitman has been looking for anatomical clues to the evolution of human speech. Dr. Reidenberg expanded the scope of his work to look at the vocal anatomy of mammals, from moose to rabbits. In 1983, she began teaching at Mount Sinai, and she has focused much of her research on the most remarkable of all mammal voices: those of whales and dolphins. Learn more.