Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Sinjini Sinha

Sinjini Sinha
M.S., Systematics and Evolution, University of Alberta, Canada, 2019
M.S., Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Southampton, UK, 2016
M.S., Geology, University of Delhi, India, 2015
B.S., Geology, University of Delhi, India, 2013

Office: EPS
Mailcode: C1140

Supervisor


Sinjini Sinha is a Ph.D. student in the Martindale lab. Her current research focuses on taphonomic pathways that leads to exceptional fossil preservation in the Early Jurassic. Broadly, Sinjini's research addresses critical questions about Earth-Life interactions in deep-time through the synergistic activities of multi-disciplinary science (Paleontology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geochemistry, etc.). Her previous research focused on the systematics and paleoecology of Late Cretaceous sharks from central India and southern England as well as on the diversity of Paleocene bony fishes from Canada.

Mid-American Paleontology Society (MAPS) Outstanding Student Research Award - Paleontological Society (2020)

GSA Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2020 - 2021)

Professional Development Award - Geological Society of America and University of Arkansas, USA (2019)

South eastern Section grant - Geological Society of America (2019)

International Geological Congress 2020 Travel Grant - Geological Society of America and U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences (2019)

On To the Future Award - Geological Society of America (2017)

Graduate Scholarship in Vertebrate Paleontology - University of Alberta, Canada (2017)

Mentoring and Diversity in Earth System Science Workshop Award - Geological Society of America and University of Cincinnati, USA (2017)

Rocky Mountain Section grant - Geological Society of America (2017)

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship - Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK (2015 - 2016)

Hansraj College Merit Award - Hansraj College, University of Delhi, India (2013)

Fireside chat moderator, Climate change and advocacy panel, Geology and Society Division, Geological Society of America (2019)

Session convener, Mineral and Energy Extraction: Impacts on Society and Health, Geological Society of America (2019)

Student Representative, Geology and Society Division, Geological Society of America (2018 - 2020)

Vice President (Academics), University of Alberta Paleontological Society (2017 - 2019)

Session chair, Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns: Vertebrates, Geological Society of America (2017)

University Representative, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK (2015 - 2016)

Comparison of early Paleocene ichthyofaunal diversity from Croc Pot and Roche Percee localities, Ravenscrag Formation, southern Saskatchewan, Canada, 11th North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, California, USA (2019)

Invited talk, "How is Palaeontology interesting?", Geovale Services, Saltlake, Kolkata, India (2019)

Morphological changes of vertebral centra in the extant Northern Pike (Esox lucius) and its paleontological significance, 131st annual meeting Geological Society of America, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (2019)

Invited talk, "Late Cretaceous Sharks and the Lilliput effect!", University of Alberta Palaeontological Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2019)

Early Paleocene ichthyofauna from the Ravenscrag Formation, southern Saskatchewan, Canada, 6th annual meeting Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2018)

Invited talk, "Scope and Future of Palaeontology", Ashutosh College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India (2018)

Palaeoecological and morphometric study of Late Cretaceous shark fauna from the English Chalk, 129th annual meeting Geological Society of America, Seattle, Washington, USA (2017)

Palaeoecological and morphometric study of the late cretaceous shark fauna from the chalk of England, 5th annual meeting Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada (2017)