Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Anaerobic oxidation of methane 
  • Environmental controls on greenhouse gas cycling, with a focus on methane and nitrous oxide, in terrestrial and marine ecosystems
  • Biogeochemical cycles of bioessential trace elements
  • Marine microbiology, with a focus on anaerobic metabolisms
  • Influence of trace metal bioavailability on microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling 
  • Integrating omic and geochemical datasets
  • Co-evolution of microbial metabolisms and ocean chemistry over Earth history
  • Ph.D. Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, 2011
  • B.Sc. Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, 2006
  • B.Sc. Oceanography, University of Washington, 2006
  • NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 2011-2013
  • PEO Scholar, Arizona State University, 2010-2011
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Arizona State University, 2007-2010