RESEARCH GROUP

Those who share my passion

Graduate students
Devin Hoffman

PhD Student

devinkh@vt.edu

Office: 3051 Derring

Research topics:

-Vertebrate responses to mass extinction

-Diversification of archosaurs

-Growth rate variation in archosaurs

Website: https://dkhoffman.wordpress.com/

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Brenen Wynd

PhD Student

bmwynd@vt.edu

Office: 3051 Derring

Research topics:

-Microfossil communities across mass extinction boundaries

-Biostratigraphy of terrestrial vertebrates

-Phylogenetics of archosauromorphs

 

Website: https://bmwynd.wixsite.com/bmwynd

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Adam Fitch

Master's Student

adamfitch@vt.edu

Office: TBD

Research topics:

-Phylogeney of crown reptiles

-Locomotor evolution of forelimb 

-Flight aquisition in vertebrates

 

Website: Coming soon

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Emily Keeble

PhD Student

ekeeble@vt.edu

Office: 3043A Derring

Research topics:

-Vertebrate anatomy and evolution

-Functional morphology of extinct vertebrates

-Faunal change throughout the Triassic

 

Website: Coming soon

Postdoctoral Researchers
Davide Foffa

davidefoffa@vt.edu

Office: 5051 Derring

Research topics:

-Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction
-Paleoecology of terrestrial and marine assemblages
-Mesozoic vertebrate anatomy, systematics, functional morphology and evolution

Website: coming soon

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Prospective graduate students
 

I am looking for Master's and PhD students that are passionate about using Earth's record to 1) better understand life through time, particularly through important climatic events in the Mesozoic, 2) understanding the relationships of reptiles and how those relationships help us understand the biology of living reptiles, and 3) how to better connect paleontology to a greater understanding of science through interacting with local, national, and international communities. All members of research group must respect, value, and celebrate the various attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique.

If you are interested in joining the research groups, please do not hesitate to email me. When contacting me, please provide information on: 

      1) Whether you are interested in a Master's or PhD

      2) What you would like to study (I am looking for broad questions, not specific groups)

      3) A CV if you have one.

Undergraduate students
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Mason McCabe
Christina Nelson
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Elizabeth Evans
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Emily Patellos
Travis Oishi
Christopher Hayes
Former members
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Caitlin Colleary
PhD. Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
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Candice Stefanic
MS, now a PhD student at Stony Brook
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Mario Bronzati 
Visiting post doc, Brazil
Kiersten Formoso 
currently a PhD student at USC
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Emily Lessner
Undergraduate, now a graduate student at Univ of Missouri
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Hunter Edwards
Undergraduate, now a graduate student at Univ of Georgia
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Christopher Griffin
PhD, now a postdoc at Yale
Gabriel Mestriner
Visiting MS student, Brazil
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Alexander Bradley 
Undergraduate, now a graduate student at Univ of Iowa
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Alexander Beyl
Post-Bacc, now a PhD student at Stony Brook
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Dana Korneisel
MS, now a PhD student at Carleton University
Coming Soon
Axel Hegron
Visiting BS student, France