Starting this summer we will have two new group members! Cole Stern, hailing from Ogden, Utah, will be joining us as a PhD student and University Graduate Fellow (so fancy). Cole is deeply interested in deep time. Cole will work on questions related to the role of phosphate in early Earth biogeochemistry and microbial evolution!
Dr. Ellen Olsen will be joining us as a postdoc and lab manager starting in August. Ellen recently defended her dissertation on stable isotope systematics of calcite at the University of Oregon. Ellen will be steering the 253+/IBEX ship while also working on our recently funded NSF project on clumped isotope kinetics of abiotic terrestrial carbonates.