Rita Austin is a fifth-year PhD student in the Anthropology Department at OU. She conducts research on ancient dental calculus from museum collections.
Nihan is a research technician. She is interested in avian biology, ancient DNA, and laboratory methods.
Karissa Hughes is an undergraduate at OU. She is building a database of ancient translocations to islands.
Kristen Rayfield is a first-year PhD student in anthropology. She is interested in the oral microbiome and paleopathology.
Robin Singleton is a first-year PhD student in anthropology. She is interested in conservation genetics and ancient DNA.
Sterling Wright is a Masters student in the Department of Anthropology at OU. He is working on Mesoamerican dental calculus.
Hannah Wellman is a visiting PhD student at the University of Oregon. She is interested in historical ecology of marine mammals.
LaShanda Williams is a PhD student at Rutgers University. She is conducting research on the evolution of the oral microbiome as a visiting student.
Dr. Janet Buckner is an NSF Post-doctoral Fellow and a visiting researcher at OU. She is interested in avian phylogenomics.
Husayn Ramji- Alumni
Husayn Ramji graduated from OU in Spring 2018 and is now in medical school at OUHSC. He developed protocols for 3D scanning archaeological material before destructive sampling.