15 July 2019

Congratulations, Jorsua!

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Summons Lab graduate student Jorsua Herrera successfully presented his Master’s thesis on July 15th — many congratulations, Jorsua! The Summons Lab celebrated Jorsua’s success following an afternoon lab meeting.

15 July 2019
10 July 2019

How Analyzing Rocks Helps Us Communicate Science

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How Analyzing Rocks Helps Us Communicate Science

On July 12th, 2019, Summons Lab member Fatima Husain gave an invited talk at HubWeek Open Doors about applying geochemistry through astrobiology and paleoclimate, and science communication.

5 July 2019

Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Emmanuelle Grosjean

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Current Role: I work as an organic geochemist for Geoscience Australia (GA), Australia’s governmental geoscientific organisation, based in Canberra. GA can be loosely described as the Australian equivalent of the US Geological Survey. In my day-to-day job, I work in a multi-disciplinary team providing insights into Australia’s energy resource potential. Years in the Summons Lab: I started […]

20 June 2019

Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Sabine Mehay

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Current Role: I currently work as a Geochemist and Petroleum System Analyst for the oil and gas service company Schlumberger. I am based in Aachen, Germany. Years in the Summons Lab: I was part of the Summons Lab from January 2010 until February 2011. Favorite Memories: I have many good memories from my time at […]

17 June 2019

How to Detect Life on Mars

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How to Detect Life on Mars

 Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies by Fatima Husain When Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn’t think that he’d use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to […]

30 May 2019

Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Paula Welander

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Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Paula Welander

Current Role: I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford. Years in the Summons Lab: July 2010 through Dec 2012 Favorite Memories: I remember how cold the lab was! I always had to wear multiple sweatshirts under my lab coat and would have to go get tea in the middle of […]

16 May 2019

Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

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Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Jessica Whiteside

Current Role: I am an associate professor of geochemistry at the University of Southampton, based in the National Oceanography Centre in Southern England. I specialize in molecular paleontology, that is, I use fossil chemical fingerprints as clues to ancient ecologies and environmental change. Years in the Summons Lab: I was in the Summons lab in […]

9 May 2019

Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Katherine French

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Highlighting Women in Geobiology at MIT: Dr. Katherine French

Story Caption: Dr. French with Dr. Emily Matys, another graduate of the Summons Lab. Current Role: I am currently a research geochemist in the Central Energy Resource Science Center at the USGS in Denver, CO. I apply molecular and isotopic geochemistry to petroleum system research. Years in the Summons Lab:I was a Ph.D. student in […]

28 February 2019

Cold World Explorers

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Cold World Explorers

by Fatima Husain Throughout their journeys in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), students and researchers alike investigate the mysteries of the planet. Fieldwork, a critical component of geological study, takes some researchers to the ends of the Earth, and occasionally to some of the coldest, most remote environments known to humankind.  […]