U.C. Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley
Lisa-ann Gershwin is pursuing a PhD at UC Berkeley, and is currently on a Fulbright Fellowship studying living and fossil jellyfishes in Australia. Her main interests seek to understand the evolution of radial symmetry by studying its variability in Vendian taxa as well as Recent cnidarians, echinoderms, and silicoflagellates. However, she devotes much of her spare time to studying the broader aspects of early metazoan evolution. She was awarded Howard Hughes fellowships in both 1995 and 1996 for her work, and she is a member of Sigma Xi and various other academic and professional organizations.