Dr. Michelle Casey is a paleontologist interested in conservation paleobiology, or the use of fossils and paleoecological methods to assess modern ecosystem responses to stress. Dr. Casey did her PhD at Yale University where she focused on Long Island Sound, especially the impacts of commercial fishing and pollution on the clam and snail populations. She specializes in predator-prey interactions between drilling snails and their clam prey, stable isotope trophic methods, taphonomy, and paleoecology. Dr. Casey currently works as an Assistant Professor at Murray State University. Previously Dr. Casey worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher the University of Kansas' Biodiversity Institute, as an Adjunct Professor at St. Cloud State University, and as a Visiting Professor at Oberlin College.