Dr. Richard Gaschnig
Ericka Boudreau - B.S./M.S. Ericka is working on the provenance of a Mesozoic sedimentary sequence in western Oregon.
Kellie Gunning - M.S. Kellie will be working on the provenance of Proterozoic sedimentary rocks in the SW USA and East Antarctica.
Klementina Mato - M.S. Klementina will be working on the provenance of the Belt Supergroup in Idaho and Montana.
Sam Marshall - M.S. Sam will be working on Mo distribution and isotope systematics in blueschist and eclogite facies rocks from California and Italy.
Cassidy Stegner - M.S. Cassidy will be working on Mo distribution and isotope systematics in blueschist and eclogite facies rocks from California and Italy.
Shelby Rader - postdoc. Shelby got her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and worked on the Mo, U, and Tl isotope systems in high pressure metamorphic rocks. Shelby now has a research scientist position at Indiana University Bloomington.
Aaron Leonard - undergraduate. Aaron worked on the provenance of the Belt Supergroup in Idaho and Montana, using U-Pb ages and trace elements in rutile and monazite in addition to zircon.
Mike Mirakian - undergraduate. Mike worked on eclogites from the western Alps, trying to determine the major minerals hosting Mo and Tl.
Mike Spaulding - undergraduate. Mike is worked on detrital mineral geochronology of modern river sands in Idaho.
Charl du Toit - M.S. Charl got his B.S. at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and worked on the geochronology of gneisses and deformed granites along the Salmon River in Idaho.
Rick Butts - M.S. Rick got his B.S. at Bridgewater State U and worked on the provenance of the Belt Supergroup.
Charl and Rick in the other Lowell, August, 2018
Shelby in the lab
Ericka in SW Oregon.
Native of southern New Jersey
B.S., 2003, University of Delaware
M.S., 2005, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., 2010, Washington State University
Postdocs at Washington State University, University of Maryland, and Georgia Tech