P.I.Jonathan Calede, Ph.D.

I obtained my PhD in 2016 from the University of Washington’s Department of Biology. I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University during the 2016-2017 year. I moved to The Ohio State University for the fall of 2017 to start teaching on the Marion campus of OSU. I am a faculty member of the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University and affiliated faculty in the School of Earth Sciences. I am also a research                                                        associate at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History → C.V.

Graduate students

Athena Tse is a MS student in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology on OSU’s Columbus campus. Athena got her BS from the University of Washington where she worked in the Sidor Lab and the Wilson Lab. She is interested in histology and geometric morphometrics. Athena is working on cranial morphology in shrews.



Undergraduate students

Erica Scarpitti is a sophomore in Earth Sciences on the Columbus campus of the Ohio State University. Erica is working on the morphology of the hearing system of rodents.




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Former students

Andrew Brown (2017- 2018) worked on the morphology of the skull of heteromyid rodents. He is heading to Veterinary School at Texas A&M University

Emilee Gaitten (2019)worked on the cranial morphology of fossil gophers. She is now a clinical research assistant in cardiology at the OSU Wexner Medical Center.

Christian Harris (2017-2018) worked on the locomotion of the fossil beaver Microtheriomys. He is preparing to apply to medical school.

Emma Miller (2017-2018) worked on fossil gophers from Montana.

Chris Roscoe (2019) worked on the anatomy of the digestive system of the Raccoon, Procyon lotor. He is heading to an Epidemiology Master in Public Health at The Ohio State University.

Alex Valentine (2018-2019) worked on body mass in gophers and their relatives.

Paleontology at OSU

The paleontology community at The Ohio State University is active. Dr. John Hunter and Dr.
Jill Leonard-Pingel are located on the Newark campus. The Orton Geological Museum in Columbus holds specimens for research and teaching in addition to some displays open to the public. The Museum of Biological Diversity‘s tetrapod collection is also a great resource.


Colleagues and collaborators

Edward Davis co-advised my undergraduate and MS research at the University of Oregon.

Nick Famoso is the chief paleontologist at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Samantha Hopkins advised my undergraduate and MS research at the University of Oregon.

Winifred Kehl is an exhibit developer and science writer.

John Orcutt is an assistant professor at Gonzagua University.

Joshua Samuels is an assistant professor at East Tennessee State University.

Caroline Strömberg was a member of my dissertation committee at the University of Washington.

Gregory Wilson was my Ph.D. advisor at the University of Washington.