Jere H. Lipps

Evolutionary Paleobiology Group

Evolution, Paleobiology, Ecology and Biogeography

Background on this page and apertural image below is of the planktic foraminiferan Protentella prolixa Lipps, 1964, from the Miocene of Southern California.


Contact Information for Group:

Department of Integrative Biology
& Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley CA 94720

Lab Location and Phone Number:
4101 Valley Life Sciences Building
(510) 642-1607 for students and postdocs



Professor Jere H. Lipps
Phone: (510) 642-9006
Fax: (510) 642-1822


Postdoctorals and Visiting Scientists:

Dr. Yurika Ujiie (PhD-Ocean Sciences, University of Tokyo):  Molecular biogeography of planktonic foraminifera.

Graduate Students:

    • Sarah Rieboldt (co-sponsored with Carole Hickman):  Cambrian mass extinctions.
    • Lorraine Cazassa:  Life history strategies of foraminifera.
    • Scott Fay:  Molecular biology of foraminiferal symbionts.
    • Curtis Pehl:  Microbial mats, past and present.
    • Michele X Weber:  Molecular biology of Tridacnid symbionts

Past Undergraduate Student:

Recent Past Graduate Students:

    • Dr. Allen G. Collins: (co-sponsored with James W. Valentine):  Evolution and paleobiology of basal metazoans.  Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, CA 94720.
    • Dr. Chris Meyer: Historical biogeography and molecular phylogeny of Indo-Pacific Cypraeid gastropods.   University of Guam Marine Laboratory,  Mangilao, Guam 96923.
    • Dr. Michael Moore: El Nino-Southern Oscillation signals (isotopes, UV, growth) in corals, SE Asia.  Current address:  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA 92093.
    • Dr. Yan Song:  Biomechanical characteristics and constructional designs of foraminifera.  Current address:  Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
    • Dr. Benjamin Waggoner:  Vendian organisms.  Current address:  Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035-0001.
    • Dr. Martha Lopez Forment:  Historical biogeography and molecular relationships of fungiid corals. Stuttgart.
    • Dr. Healy Hamilton: Historical biogeography and molecular phylogeny of Amazonian river dolphins.  California Academy of Sciences.
    • Dr. Amy Lesen:  Trophic structure and energy flow in foraminifera. The Pratt Institute, New York.
    • Dr. Mary McGann Molecular biology  of Trochammina hadai (foraminifera).  USGS, Menlo Park.

Past Postdoctorals:

    • Dr. Martin Langer (PhD-University of Basel): Biology and molecular sequencing of foraminifera.  Current address:  Institut fur Geologie, Universitat Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    • Dr. Harmeet Bagi (PhD-Punjab University): Foraminifera of the Cretaceous-Tertiary sequence, west side of California's Great Valley.  Current address:  Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa ON K1S, Canada.
    • Dr. Jacqueline Reich (PhD-University of Basel):  Computer management of taxonomic data in paleontology.  University of Basel.
    • Dr.  Allen G.  Collins,  (PhD-Integrative Biology, Berkeley):  Paleobiological implications of the taphonomy, trail-making and molecular phylogeny of basal metazoans.  Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
      Wang Zhigan (Nanjing Institute for Paleontology,  China).  Holocene foraminifera from the Pacific Rim.
    • Dr. S. Sameeni (PhD-University of Basel).  Alveolinid paleobiology and evolution.  Lahore University, Pakistan.


        Glossary of Terms used in Foraminiferal Research  (Preliminary Version 1997)
           By Lukas Hottinger and Verena Scheuring, Geological Institute, Basel University.