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: TBD

Student Researchers

Satyarth Vaidya
MS Student, Computer and Information Science, SEAS
Project: Using Machine Learning to Capture Fish Form

Jeremy Wyman
Penn Class of 2021
Project: Fish Faunal Change in the Late Mesozoic

Nyazia Sajdah-Bey
Senior Thesis Student, Penn Class of 2020
Project: Testing the Functional Implications of Fossil Fish Form Through 3D Modeling

Cezanne Lojeski
PURM Student, 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

Maliha Hoque
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

Pryce Davies
Penn Class of 2021
Project: Capturing Fish Form in the Carboniferous

Jenesis Cochrane
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

Eric Wang
Penn Class of 2021
Project: The Rise of Fishes in the Siluro-Devonian

Ailbhe Yasmin Wallis
Penn Class of 2021
Project: Capturing Fish Form in Modern Groups

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

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)

Research Assistants:
Jason Wu (2019) PURM Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Sophie Spalding (2018-2019) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Alex Pearlstein (2018): Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Francesca Marini (2018): Undergraduate and Hayden Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Jeffery Manner (2017-2018): Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Regina Fairbanks (2017-2018)Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Briana DiMarco (2017-2018): Undergraduate, Drexel University
Victoria Zhang (2017-2018): Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Coulter (2017) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Alana Rosen (2017) Undergraduate, University of Delaware
Abigail Waugh (2017) PURM Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Charles Sansone (2017) PURM Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Saloni Wadhwa (2017) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Sabine Nix (2017) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Karl Ekert (2017) Haverford High School
Charlotte Bird (2016) Undergraduate, University of Birmingham
Connor Leach (2016-17) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Gautam Nagaraj (2016-17) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Tyler Ling (2016) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Hoh (2016) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Patrick Romano (2016) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Zara Turner (2015) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Catherine Breiner (2015) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Nina Vithayathil (2015) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Britney Vazquez (2015) MSAG Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania
Althea Escorce (2015) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Scott (2015) Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Wei Tang (2015) MS Student, Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Julia Slater (2015) Undergraduate, English, University of Pennsylvania
Tyler Carlton (2013-2014) Undergraduate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Anthropology, University of Michigan
Gregory Hanafin (2013) Undergraduate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Anthropology, University of Michigan
Michelle Park (2013) Undergraduate, Program in the Environment, University of Michigan
Scott Johnston (2012-2013) Undergraduate, University of Michigan








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