Team

We are a global research group

Our team members are based at the Paleontology Institute and Museum in the University of Zurich (Switzerland), at the Biosciences Department in Swansea University (United Kingdom) and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama).

Dr Catalina Pimiento
Group leader
Zurich and Swansea
Sharks' extinctions, evolution, ecology and conservation
Colombia
@pimientoc
Current members
Jaime Villafaña
Project coordinator
Zurich
Fossil sharks, paleobiology, paleobiogeography
SHARKS-XT
Chile
@VillafanaJA
Mohamad Bazzi
Postdoc
Zurich
Sharks
Independent postdoctoral fellow
Swden & Lebanon
Kristína Kocáková
PhD student
Zurich
Marine life
SHARKS-XT
Slovakia
@KristinaKocak
Jack Cooper
PhD student
Swansea
Fossil sharks, especially Megalodon
GIANTS & FD
UK
@CooperPalaeo
Arianna Chiti
Masters student
Swansea
Marine megafauna
MEGACENE
Italy
@ChitiArianna
Past members
Adele Paillard
Masters student
Swansea
Sharks
SHARKS-XT
UK
@adelepaillard
SHARKS-XT Volunteers
Cristina Jines

Cristina Jines

University of Évora, Portugal

Alejandra Castro

Alejandra Castro

Universidad del Bosque, Colombia

Lino Guevera

Lino Guevera

Universidad Nacional de Colombia