• Welcome new students
To the Barnosky Lab:
Jenny McGuire comes to us from Duke University and has an interest in the
paleoecology of mammals. She will be working on the type-specimen imaging for MIOMAP
To the Caldwell Lab:
Emily Arnold joins us from Northern Arizona University and will be working on
Stephanie Bush did
her undergraduate work at the University of Illinois and more recently served as an intern
with MBARI. She will be working on cephalopod behavior.
Callie Martinez joins
us from UC San Diego and will be working on marine invertebrates.
To the Lipps Lab:
Lorraine Casazza is no stranger to Berkeley as she also did her undergraduate work
here. Now she joins us as a graduate student and will focus on the sexual strategies and
evolution of foraminifera.
To the Padian Lab:
Katie Brakora comes to us from Notre Dame, after several years working in cancer
research at Boston. While there, she did some work with David Krauss (Boston College) on
dinosaur footprints from the Late Jurassic of Colorado.
Randy Irmis did his
undergraduate work at Northern Arizona University and spent three summers working in the
Petrified Forest National Park. His interests are in Triassic archosaurs, and in the
phylogeny and ontogeny of archosaurs in general.
• News from the Collections
Thank you to Bob Lundin (Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University) for kindly donating
his 69-volume set of the Ellis and Messina Catalogue of Ostracoda to UCMP. In addition to
personally delivering this invaluable reference set, Bob also gave us a nice collection of
conodonts from the Mississippian of Nevada and Utah, with promises of more to come!