Ranjeev Epa, MS candidate expected completion 2017
Ranjeev joined the Stigall Lab in Fall 2015 and is studying systematics and phenotypic variation in freshwater gastropods from Oligocene deposits of Tanzania. Ranjeev has previously published on Miocene marine fossils of Sri Lanka while working as a lecturer in Zoology at Peradeniya University. Ranjeev has received grant support from the Paleontological Society and Ohio University Geology Alumni to support his research.
Nilmani Perera, MS candidate expected completion 2017
Nilmani joined the Stigall Lab in Fall 2015 after studying molecular biology and biotechnology in Sri Lanka. For her thesis, Nilmani is studying hierarchical patterns in community structure of the Pennsylvanian Ames Limestone. Nilmani has earned grant funding from the Paleontological Society and Ohio University Geology Alumni to support her project.
Rebecca Kleinen, BS Geological Sciences expected 2017
Becca’s role as research assistant in the lab is multifaceted. She is helping both Nilmani and Ranjeev with their research as well as working on collections digitization initiatives and the Ordovician Atlas project.
Katherine Tucker, BS English expected 2017
Katherine is working on maintenance and improvement of the Ordovician Atlas website.