Team

Principal Investigators

Ausich, William I. : School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Ausich, William I.

School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Crinoid evolutionary history from crinoid originations through late Paleozoic radiations

https://u.osu.edu/ausich.1/
Baumiller, Tomasz K. : Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Baumiller, Tomasz K.

Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Morphology of fossil echinoderms, emphasizing crinoids

https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/tombaumiller/
Janies, Daniel A. : School of Biomedical Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Janies, Daniel A.

School of Biomedical Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Overall PI for EchinoToL, responsible for communication with NSF; leader of the informatics group, responsible for data management and enabling analyses

https://cci.uncc.edu/directory/daniel-janies
Foltz, David W. : Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Foltz, David W.

Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


Molecular systematics of modern echinoderms, emphasizing Asteroidea

http://www.dfoltz.biology.lsu.edu/lab/default.htm
Hunter, Rebecca L. : Department of Biology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

Hunter, Rebecca L.

Department of Biology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX


Molecular systematics and morphology of modern echinoderms, emphasizing Ophiuroidea

https://sites.google.com/a/acu.edu/hunter-lab/home
Kammer, Thomas W. : Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Kammer, Thomas W.

Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV


Phylogeny of Paleozoic crinoids, with emphasis on cladids, the stem group of living crinoids

http://www.geo.wvu.edu/~kammer/
Kerr, Alexander M. : Marine Laboratory, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam

Kerr, Alexander M.

Marine Laboratory, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam


Morphology of modern echinoderms, emphasizing Echinoidea

https://www.uog.edu/directory/kerr-alexander.php
Mah, Christopher L. : Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Mah, Christopher L.

Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC


Morphological systematics of sea stars; specimen identification and maintenance

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/staff/christopher-mah
Messing, Charles G. : Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL

Messing, Charles G.

Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL


Phylogeny of living crinoids

https://cnso.nova.edu/messing/crinoids/
Rouse, Gregory W. : Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Rouse, Gregory W.

Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA


Phylogeny of modern crinoids; morphology of modern echinoderms, emphasizing crinoids; leader of the outreach group

https://grouse.scrippsprofiles.ucsd.edu/
Sumrall, Colin D. : Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Sumrall, Colin D.

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


Morphology and homology of numerous Cambrian and Ordovician echinoderm clades including edrioasteroids, homalozoans, and various groups of blastozoans

https://eps.utk.edu/faculty/sumrall.php
Swofford, David L. : Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC

Swofford, David L.

Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC


Informatics working group, leading the transcript sequence analysis pipeline

http://yoderlab.org/people/current-lab-members/david-swofford/
Wray, Gregory A. : Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC

Wray, Gregory A.

Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC


Molecular working group, supervising sequence data collection

https://sites.duke.edu/wraylab/

Research Associates

Seid, Charlotte : Benthic Invertebrate Collection, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Seid, Charlotte

Benthic Invertebrate Collection, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA


Specimen curation and website management

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/profiles/cseid
Deline, Bradley : Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Deline, Bradley

Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA


Morphology and phylogeny of Paleozoic crinoids and patterns in morphologic diversity (disparity) within echinoderms

http://www.westga.edu/~bdeline/
Waters, Johnny : Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Waters, Johnny

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC


Morphology and phylogeny of blastozoans, particularly the blastoids

https://earth.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/johnny-waters

Postdoctoral Researchers

Rhenberg, Elizabeth : School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Rhenberg, Elizabeth

School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Morphology and phylogeny of crinoids


Graduate Students

Atwood, Will : University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Atwood, Will

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


Morphology and phylogenetics within Blastoidea, an extinct clade of echinoderms that spanned from the Ordovician to the Permian.

Bragonje, Eva : M.S. student in Geology and Paleontology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Bragonje, Eva

M.S. student in Geology and Paleontology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV


Evolution of the oral surface and tegmen in Paleozoic camerate crinoids

Cole, Lena : School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Cole, Lena

School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Fadiga, Troy : Ph. D. student in Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Fadiga, Troy

Ph. D. student in Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


Morphology and phylogenetics within Glyptocystitida, an extinct clade that spanned from the late Cambrian to the late Devonian

Miller, Allison : M.S. student in Biology, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam

Miller, Allison

M.S. student in Biology, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam


Phylogenetics of extant Holothuroidea

Peter, Mark A. : Ph.D. student, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Peter, Mark A.

Ph.D. student, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Phylogeny of Flexibilia (Crinoidea)

Taylor, Kristian : Ph. D. student, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL

Taylor, Kristian

Ph. D. student, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL


Phylogenetics of extant crinoids, namely the tropiometriod and mariametroid comatulids


Undergraduate Students

Armenta, Brittany : B.S. in Biology expected May 2012, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

Armenta, Brittany

B.S. in Biology expected May 2012, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX


Molecular systematics of the Ophiuroidea

Cremins, Devin : Department of Art and Graphic Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Cremins, Devin

Department of Art and Graphic Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC


Visualization of internal structures of blastoids in 2-D and 3-D

Fatland, Scott : B.S. in Coastal Environmental Science expected May 2013, School of the Coast and the Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Fatland, Scott

B.S. in Coastal Environmental Science expected May 2013, School of the Coast and the Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


Molecular systematics of the Asteroidea

Rose, Shannon : B.S. in Biology expected May 2012, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

Rose, Shannon

B.S. in Biology expected May 2012, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX


Molecular systematics of the Ophiuroidea

Thompson, Jeff : B.S. in Geological Sciences expected, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Thompson, Jeff

B.S. in Geological Sciences expected, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Identification of potential exemplar taxa, data preparation for MorphoBank, character coding