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  • Organization
    University of South Florida

  • Employment Status
    University / College Faculty

  • Biography

    BS in Geology and Chemistry, College of William and Mary 2002 Ph D in Planetay Science, University of Arizona 2006 NAI Postdoc 2007-2008 Assistant Professor of Geology, University of South Florida 2009-present

    I study the chemistry of phosphorus as it relates to the origin of life: the geochemistry, cosmochemistry, and prebiotic chemistry of this element. Our research has focused on the influence of reduced oxidation state phosphorus compounds to the origin of life, including studies of meteoritic delivery of phosphorus. In addition to P chemistry I also investigate meteorite fluxes, lightning metamorphism, thermodynamic models of geochemical and cosmochemical systems, and the search for life elsewhere.


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