Current Lab Members
Collecting samples for K12 teacher kits

Graduate Students


Shymah Beegam Kundladi, PhD candidate expected completion 2027 (UTK)

We are excited to welcome Shymah into the lab group in Fall 2023.  



Noel Hernandez Gomez, MS candidate expected completion 2025 (UTK)

Noel joined the lab in January 2023.  He completed his BS degree at University of South Florida where he was active in scientific communication and worked with fossil echinoderms in the lab of Dr. Sarah Sheffield. 


Mariana Vilela de Andrade, MS candidate expected completion 2024 (UTK)

Mariana joined the Stigall Lab in Fall 2022 and is interested in exploring the relationships among morphology, geographic distribution, niche stability, and environmental change.  She completed her BS degree in Biology at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (Brazil). Mariana is excited to expand her expertise into the fossil record, specially with tiny brachiopods. 


We are always on the lookout for outstanding undergrads to join the lab. If you are interested, contact Dr. Stigall.
Aidan Littleton, BS Geology and Environmental Studies, expected completion 2024 (UTK)

Aidan joined our lab in Summer 2023 and is working on analyzing community structure in the Late Ordovician strata around Nashville, TN focusing on the Cincinnati (Katian) shallow marine invertebrates. 



Lab alumni