Season 2

Episode 4 – Dr. Ken Peters

In this episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Ken Peters, an adjunct professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford University, Fellow in the Geochemical Society, and principal author of The Biomarker Guide. In this episode, Ken discusses his career insights and the importance of lifelong learning and teaching.

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Episode 3 – Susan Gaines

In the third episode of season 2 of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Susan Gaines, author of Carbon Dreams and co-author of the organic geochemistry staple, Echoes of Life. In this episode, Susan covers her journey through science and writing Carbon Dreams and Echoes of Life. She also mentions her newest book, The Accidentals.

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Episode 2 – Dr. Stuart Wakeham

In the second episode of season 2 of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Stuart Wakeham, professor emeritus at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. In this episode, Stuart covered how he got into organic geochemistry, his experiences in research, and his insight on making career decisions.

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Episode 1 – Dr. John Farrington

In the first episode of season 2 of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In his interview, John discusses his career, his exciting research experiences, and his goings on after “failing!” retirement.

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Season 1

Episode 9 – Dr. Cindy Lee

In the ninth episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Cindy Lee, a professor emeritus at the Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. In her interview, Cindy discusses how she got into organic geochemistry, oceanography, and her advice for folks pursuing science today.

Episode 8 – Dr. Katherine Freeman, Part 2

In the eighth episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak again with Dr. Katherine Freeman, an organic and isotope geochemist in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State University. In part one of her interview, Kate shared with us her pathway to science, her research, and the power of curiosity. In part two of her interview, Kate shares with us her commitment to writing, managing a lab, and the importance of good questions.

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Episode 7 – Dr. Katherine Freeman, Part 1

In the seventh episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Katherine Freeman, an organic and isotope geochemist in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State University. In part one of her interview, Kate shares with us her pathway to science, her research, and the power of curiosity.

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Episode 6 – Dr. Christopher Reddy

In the sixth episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Christopher Reddy, he is a senior scientist and the Stanley W. Watson chair in Oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In his interview, Chris discusses his early life, pathway into the field of organic geochemistry, and his work on organic contaminants in coastal and oceanic waters.

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Episode 5 – Dr. Kliti Grice

In the fifth episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Kliti Grice, who leads the WA Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre as the John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. In her interview, Kliti discusses her pathway to research, her colleagues in the field, and the qualities she thinks all good geochemists have.

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Episode 4 – Dr. Simon Brassell

In the fourth episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Simon Brassell, Professor of Geological Sciences, Biogeochemistry, and Molecular Organic Geochemistry at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. In his interview, Simon discusses his time at the University of Bristol, proxies, and what piques his interest today.

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Episode 3 – Dr. Sylvie Derenne

In this episode of BIOmarkers, the series that explores the history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Sylvie Derenne, winner of the 2019 Alfred Treibs Award at the International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry and senior scientist at the French National Center for Scientific Research. In our interview with Dr. Derenne, she tells us about how she ended up in organic geochemistry, her research, and what she thinks makes a good organic geochemist.

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Episode 2 – Dr. Timothy Eglinton

In the second episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Tim Eglinton, Professor of Biogeoscience at ETH Zurich and Fellow of the Royal Society well-known for his work on the carbon cycle. In his interview, Tim covers his path into the field, his research, and he speaks about his father, Geoffrey Eglinton.

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Episode 1 – Dr. Clifford Walters

In the premiere of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry, we speak with Dr. Clifford Walters, a career industry expert currently at ExxonMobil. Cliff discusses his early days as a student, how he got into the field of organic geochemistry, and gives his advice to early career researchers about the future of the field.

The series was designed to premiere at the 50th anniversary of the organic geochemistry Gordon Research Conference. #50YrsOrgGeochemGRC. 

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