People

Current Members
Lauren Sallan, PhD
Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies
Primary: Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Secondary: Department of Biology
University of Pennsylvania

PhD Students

John Sime 
PhD Student, Earth and Environmental Science
Project: A Multifaceted Exploration of Evolutionary Stasis in Fishes

Ananth Srinivas
PhD Student, Earth and Environmental Science
Project: Ecomorphological and Functional Trends in Limbless Vertebrates

Student Researchers

Jeremy Wyman
Penn Class of 2021
Project: Survival and Form over the end-Devonian Mass Extinction

Nyazia Sajdah-Bey
Penn Class of 2020
Project: Comparing Fish Ecomorphology in Extinct and Living Groups

Cezanne Lojeski
PURM Student 2019, Penn Class of 2022
Project: The Effects of Ice House Conditions on Fish Diversification

Michael Maxwell
Penn Class of 2022
Project: Fish Survival in the Aftermath of the K-Pg extinction

Luisa Fernandez
PURM Student 2020, Penn Class of 2023
Project: Trends in Fish Predation During the Mesozoic Marine Revolution

Natalie Zucca
Penn Class of 2023
Project: Fish Diversification During the Late Paleozoic Ice Age

Thomas Leichner
Penn Class of 2023
Project: Fish Recovery and Predation after the end-Permian Mass Extinction

Helen He
Penn Class of 2023
Project: The Rise of Fishes in the Siluro-Devonian

Daniel Sun
Penn Class of 2023
Project: The Rise of Fishes in the Siluro-Devonian

Brandon Li
Penn Class of 2023
Project: Comparing Fish Ecomorphology in Extinct and Living Groups

Ian Bayer
Penn Class of 2020, MES 2021
Project: Fish Diversity in the Cretaceous

Marcelo Gracia
Penn Class of 2021
Project: The Rise of Fishes in the Siluro-Devonian

Aprupa Alahari
Penn Class of 2023
Project: Comparing Fish Ecomorphology in Extinct and Living Groups

Henry Feldman
Penn Class of 2023
Project: Comparing Fish Ecomorphology in Extinct and Living Groups

Sophie Spalding
Penn Class of 2022
Project: Fish Diversification During the Late Paleozoic Ice Age

Lilianne Sutton
Penn Class of 2023
Project: Comparing Fish Ecomorphology in Extinct and Living Groups

Ashna Sethi
PURM Student 2020, Penn Class of 2023
Project: Trends in Fish Predation During the Mesozoic Marine Revolution

Past Members
Student Advisees:
Bryan Juarez, MS (2013-2015)
Frontiers MS student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan (Now: PhD Student, Iowa State University)
Andrew Galimberti (2013-2015)
Senior Thesis Student, Biology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI (Now: Entomologist, Cornell Extension)
Travis Lumpkin, MSAG (2016-2017)
MS in Applied Geology student, EES, Penn (Now: High School Teacher, Mannasas School District)
Jisoo Kim (2017-2018)
Senior Thesis Student, EES, University of Pennsylvania (Now: MS Student, Arizona State University)
Jack Stack (2013-2019)
Senior Thesis Student, EES, University of Pennsylvania (Now: MS Student, Michigan State University)

See CV for a full list of past student researchers.







lsallan@upenn.edu






sime@sas.upenn.edu



ananth24@sas.upenn.edu





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