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Graduate Committees

A. Issac Camargo-Perez, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, La Paz, PhD, current student.

Guillaume Dury, Indiana University, PhD, current student.

Alannah Pearson, Australian National University, PhD, current student.

Carrie Mongle, PhD, Stony Brook University, current student

Alex Zimmerman, PhD, Indiana University, current student

Lita Sacks, PhD, Indiana University, current student

Patrick Griffin, PhD, Indiana University, current student

Jesualdo Fuentes Gonzalez, PhD, Indiana University, current student

Katie Nold, PhD, Indiana University, current student

Elizabeth Nava Garcia, PhD, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, current student

Chrisandra Kufeldt, George Washington University, PhD, 2017

Peter Smits, University of Chicago, PhD, 2017

William Kuhn, Rutgers University, PhD 2016

Katarina Topalov, Indiana University, PhD 2016

Sarah Swartz, Masters 2016, Indiana University

Mackenzie-Kirchner Smith, Hays State University, MS, 2015

Katie Zedjlik, PhD, Indiana Univesrity, 2015

Robin Green, Indiana University, Masters, 2013

David Grossnickle, Indiana University, MS, 2013

Edward Herrmann, Indiana University, PhD, 2013

Harald F. Parzer, Indiana University, PhD, 2013

Chris Muir, Indiana University, PhD, 2013

August Costa, Indiana University, PhD, 2012

James N. Morgenthien, Indiana University, MS, 2012

Stephaney Puchalski, Indiana University, PhD, 2011

Naoko Egi, Johns Hopkins University, PhD, 1998

Mark D. Uhen, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, PhD, 1996

Jonathan I. Bloch, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, MS, 1995

Undergraduate Projects

Michol Deutsch, Indiana University, 2017-current

Daniel Rhoda, Indiana University, 2017-current

Andrew Reese, Indiana University, 2015-current

Kimberly Cook, Indiana University, 2015-current

Alexander Beyl, Indiana University, 2015-17

Charisse Mitchell, Charles Tindley School, 2014-15

Alyssa Ruthkay, Indiana University, 2013-14

Mackenzie Kirchner-Smith, Indiana University, 2012-13

Beth Reinke, Indiana University, 2009-11

Georgina Adams, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Anup Gupta, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Shruti Karia, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Komal Khan, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Nicola MacGregor, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Rekha Sharma, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Lisa Wilson, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Rayhana Yasmin, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005-6

Angelina Ansah, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

Kamaljit Attariwala, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

Sabrina Campbell, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

Simon Cyrus, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

Kirran Khalid, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

Lauren Morris, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

David O'Milegan, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

Elaine Wong, Queen Mary, University of London, 2004-5

Radhekshmi Caumul, Queen Mary, University of London, 2003-4

Alana George, Queen Mary, University of London, 2003-4

Cynthia Kanagasundaram, Queen Mary, University of London, 2003-4

Naz Qureshi, Queen Mary, University of London, 2003-4

Mohammed Ajmal, Queen Mary, University of London, 2002-3

Adwoa Asare, Queen Mary, University of London, 2002-3

Neha Bhardwaj, Queen Mary, University of London, 2002-3

Linh Hy, Queen Mary, University of London, 2002-3

Gengiz Gursoy, Queen Mary, University of London, 2001-2

Cherry Smith, Queen Mary, University of London, 2001-2

Christopher Strowbridge, Queen Mary, University of London, 2001-2

Helen Melvill, Queen Mary, University of London, 1999-2000

Ebitare Sawacha, Queen Mary, University of London, 1999-2000

Claire Sutton, Queen Mary, University of London, 1999-2000

Ajay K. Mathur, Queen Mary, University of London, 1998-9

Georgina E. Hirschler, University of Michigan, 1995-6

David T. Cohen, University of Michigan, 1995-6

PhD Examinations

Thomas Clark, Macquarie University, MSc, 2017 (external examiner)

Heather Ahrens, Johns Hopkins University, PhD, 2017 (external examiner)

Aidan Couzens, Flinders University, PhD, 2017 (external examiner)

Silvia Pineda-Munoz, Macquarie University, PhD, 2016 (external examiner)

Juha Saarinen, Helsinki University, PhD, 2014 (Pre-examiner)

Francois Gould, Johns Hopkins University, PhD. 2012 (external reader)

Pedro Cordiero Estrela de Andrade Pinto, Université Paris VI-Pierre et Marie Curie, PhD. 2005 (Rapporteur)

Annette Mahon, Cambridge University, Ph.D., 2004 (external examiner)

Simon Harris, Bristol University, Ph.D., 2004 (external examiner)

Amal M. Al-Hassawi, University College London, Ph.D., 2004 (internal examiner)

Hilary Markham, Guy’s Hospital, Ph.D., 2002 (internal examiner)

Julia Boughner, University College London, Ph.D., 2002 (internal examiner)

Will Harcourt-Smith, University College London, Ph.D., 2002 (internal examiner)

Dilshat Hewzulla, University of East London, Ph.D., 2001 (external examiner)

Sam Cobb, University College London, Ph.D., 2001 (internal examiner)

Andrea Webster, Imperial College London, Ph.D., 2001(internal examiner)

Helen J. Chatterjee, University College London, Ph.D., 2000 (internal examiner)

Julia J. Day, University College London, Ph.D., 2000 (internal examiner)

Naoko Egi, Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 1998 (external reader)

Bryony Green, University College London, Ph.D., 1998 (internal examiner)

P. David PollyDavid Polly
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Curriculum Vita

Mammalian paleontology, quantitative evolution, biotic responses to changing earth systems.

Dr. P. David Polly

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Indiana University
1001 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405 USA

pdpolly@indiana.edu
+1 812 855 7994

Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Departments of Biology and Anthropology; Director, Center for Biological Research Collections; Research Curator, IU Paleontology Collection; Affiliate Member, Integrated Program in the Environment; Research Associate, Department of Zoology, The Field Museum, Chicago

Current Members

Allison BormetAllison Bormet
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PhD student: artiodactyls, evolution and development, climate and morphology

Spencer HellertSpencer Hellert
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PhD student: Vertebrate paleontology, morphometrics, evo-devo, trait integration, theropod evolution.

Silvia AscariSilvia Ascari
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PhD student: Functional vertebrate morphology, morphometrics, dinosaur pedal structures.

Anne Kort
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Masters student: functional morphology; creodonts and carnivores

Ricardo Ely
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Masters student: morphology-environment interactions, modularity and ecology.

 

Past Members

 

Blaire Hensley-MarschandBlaire Hensley-Marschand
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PhD student:early hominids, Early Pleistocene of east Asia, zooarchaeology

Michael R SmithMichael R. Smith
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Masters and PhD student: Pleistocene mammals of North America

Wesley VermillionWesley Vermillion
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Masters (2016): Vertebrate paleontology, turtles and climate, East African paleontology

Rich BykowskiRich Bykowski
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PhD (2014): Now at Georgia Southern State University. dinosaur evolution and diversity, geometric morphometrics

Michelle LawingA. Michelle Lawing
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PhD (2012), now Assitant Professor at Texas A&M University: evolution of reptiles, climate and geography, phylogenetics, morphometrics, ecometrics

Mackenzie Kirchner-SmithMackenzie Kirchner-Smith
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BS (2013), now at PhD student at University of California-Berkeley. Vertebrate paleontology,
paleornithology, reptiles

Beth ReinkeBeth A. Reinke
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BS (2012), now at Dartmouth University. Turtles and other reptiles, zoology, conservation biology

Rituparna BoseRituparna Bose
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PhD (2011), now Editor at Wiley: Invertebrate, paleontology, brachiopods, morphometrics

Stefan GabrielStefan N. Gabriel
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PhD (2007), now Lecturer at Manchester University: Vertebrate paleontology, shrews, functional morphology

Jason J HeadJason J. Head
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NSF Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2005), now Lecturer at University of Cambridge: Vertebrate paleontology, evolution of snakes, paleoherpetology of the Neotropics

AnjaliAnjali Goswami
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NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (2005-2007), now Professor in Paleobiology at University College London: Vertebrate paleontology, evolution and modularity, Mesozoic mammals

SteveSteven C. Le Comber
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Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Researcher (2003-2006), now Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London: Evolutionary biology, mathematical biology

TamsinTamsin Burland
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Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Researcher (2003), now at Kings College, University of London: Molecular ecology of vespertillionid bats

 

Honorary Members

 

Aida GomezAida Gómez Robles
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Paleoanthropologist and visitor to Polly Lab (2007), formerly at the National Centre on Human Evolution Research (CENIEH), Burgos, Spain, now Postdoctoral Researcher at George Washington University, DC: Variability and evolution of hominin dental morphology

Andrea Franco MorenoAndrea Franco Moreno
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Marine biologist and visitor to Polly Lab (2014). Currently at Laboratorio de Ecología de Pinnípedos "Burney J. LeBoeuf" at the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, La Paz, B.C.S., México. Morphometrics, functional moprhology, population biology, and ecology of pinnipeds.

Heidi SchutzHeidi Schutz
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Visitor to Polly Lab (2007) from University of Colorado, Boulder, now at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo: Functional morphology, sexual dimorphism, geometric morphometrics Carnivora

Qingbin Zhan Qingbin Zhan

Entomologist and visitor to Polly Lab (2012-2013) from Chinese Agricultural University in Beijing. Morphometrics and systematics of antlions.

Mark RuddyMark Ruddy
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Visitor to Polly Lab (2006) while working with the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project at Department of Geography , Royal Holloway, University of London (2006-2009): Morphological evolution of microtines

Sana SarwarSana Sarwar

Research Intern from Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, now doctor with the UK National Health Service: Functional morphology, Carnivora, Clinical Medicine

Rebecca SpangRebecca L. Spang
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Historian of Modern Europe, Department of History, Indiana University: Evolution and functional morphology of Carnivora, especially canids, and the cultural history of vertebrate paleontology

GozoGozo ZZ

Vertebrate paleontologist of Malta and the modern Midwest: diet and locomotion in small canids

Indiana University Bloomington