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Prof. Michael R. Zimmerman

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Biology Professor

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Local Address:  Pennsylvania , United States
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave Kennedy Hall
Villanova , Pennsylvania 19085
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1842, Villanova University is the worldwide leader in professional education online. A traditional, accredited university located in Villanova,...   more

Employment History


  • M.D.
  • Ph.D.
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Penn Museum has a history of ..., 1 June 2015 [cached]
Penn Museum has a history of mummy conservation and research, and two articles in the special issue come from the museum: Molly Gleeson, project conservator for the Museum's In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies public lab and exhibition, collaborating with Dr. Michael Zimmerman, Adjunct Professor, Villanova University, offers an historic perspective on a famous Penn Museum mummy, PUM I, autopsied more than 40 years ago-and revisits the earlier mummy study with new techniques of analysis to learn more.
A mummy of an Egyptian woman ..., 6 April 2014 [cached]
A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.
The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum over the weekend, was made during a research project that used advanced medical scans, including Computed Tomography (CT) images, to examine Egyptian mummies at a number of hospitals in the United Kingdom last year.
The woman's body was wrapped in a woolen and linen cloth before burial, and her remains were mummified in the desert heat. As deciphered by curators, the tattoo on her thigh, written in ancient Greek, reads ???a??, transliterated as M-I-X-A-H-A, or Michael.
"Placing the name on the inner thigh, as with this mummy, may have had some meaning for the hopes of childbirth or protection against sexual violation, as in 'This body is claimed and protected.' Michael is an obvious identity for a tattoo, as this is the most powerful of angels."
Villanova University biology professor Michael Zimmerman, who also has used advanced technologies to study Egyptian mummies, said this kind of find has been sought for years.
"I did participate in an expedition to the Dakhleh Oasis in Egypt's western desert several years ago," he told
Studying Mummies: Giving Life to a Dry Subject (KNH Centre for Egyptology - The University of Manchester), 8 Sept 2012 [cached]
Michael R. Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Michael Zimmerman
Dr. Zimmerman is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, Adjunct Professor of Biology at Villanova University, USA, and Visiting Professor at the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, The University of Manchester, where he has donated his collection of mummy material and teaches a palaeopathology course.
He is a collaborator on a Wellcome Trust funded research project by the KNH Centre and the Natural History Museum, London: Sir Grafton Elliot Smith and the Archaeological Survey of Nubia: their significance to the palaeopathological tradition.
His most recent publication is: David, AR and MR Zimmerman. 2010. Cancer: A new disease, an old disease, or something in between? Nature Reviews Cancer, 10:728-733. Invited paper.
Michael R. Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D. The Natural History Museum, London on 28th August 2012
Start time 6.30pm, finish by 8.30pm
Researcher Michael ..., 4 April 2011 [cached]
Researcher Michael Zimmerman, a visiting professor at Manchester University, said: 'The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity.
Professor Michael Zimmerman, ..., 1 Oct 2010 [cached]
Professor Michael Zimmerman, a visiting professor at the KNH Centre, made the first ever histological diagnosis of cancer in an Egyptian mummy. The mummy was said to be an ordinary person, from the Ptolemaic period.
Zimmerman said:
However, Zimmerman says mummification preservers malignancy features; in fact, it preserves tumors much better than normal tissue.
A. Rosalie David & Michael R. Zimmerman
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