CLAGR Staff

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Eugene Smith

Gene is a Professor Emeritus and Director of the CLAGR lab.

Racheal Johnsen

Racheal is a Post-doctoral Research Associate and is CLAGR lab manager.

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Minghua Ren

Minghua is a Research Professor in the Department of Geoscience and Director of the Electron Microanalysis and Imaging Laboratory (EMiL) at UNLV.

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Alex Hlebovy

Alex is an undergraduate student majoring in Geology. He is working in CLAGR as a laboratory assistant.

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Alex Newsom

Alex is an undergradate geology major working on an Honor's Thesis. Alex was successful in identifying Bishop Tuff in Las Vegas Formation Unit X at Whitney Mesa in Henderson, Nevada.

Collaborating Scientists at Arizona State University

Our work is funded by a collaborative NSF grant to UNLV and ASU.  The ASU School of Human Origins and Social Change is actively setting up a cryptotephra lab that will coordinate and share work with UNLV.

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Jayde Hirniak

Jayde is a Ph.D. candidate at ASU and is manager of the ASU lab.

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Chris Campisano

Chris is an associate professor in the ASU School of Human Origins and Social Change. He is the director of the tephra lab at ASU.

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Curtis Marean

Curtis is a professor in the School of Human Origins and Social Change at ASU and heads the research team searching for Toba across Africa.