The Flinders University Palaeo Lab welcomes Dr Tom Challands! Tom is a researcher in the evolution of early vertebrate sensory systems, visiting us for a couple of months from the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences. Tom is here for collaboration on some fabulous fossil fish projects, before also visiting Curtin University in Perth.
Tom and I share a love of lungfish brains (not many who can say that), and we’ll also work on some Scottish Carboniferous rhizodont material that he has brought with him. We’ll be visiting ANSTO, the Australian Synchrotronin Melbourne next month to do some scanning.
Exciting times ahead!