Laboratory Technician


Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
E25-601, 45 Carleton Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Northeastern University, BS in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, 2013-2017

Research Topic

My research focuses on the bacteriohopanepolyol production of cyanobacterial communities in the extreme conditions of Antarctica. This project involves a great deal of lipid extractions from both sediment cores and bacterial mats, which consume high volumes of organic solvents. I am becoming increasingly interested in subcritical water extractions (SCWE) as a greener alternative to these conventional extraction methods. SCWE could be beneficial for not only the field of geobiology but also a broad range of disciplines. I am particularly interested in its applications to extraterrestrial analyses on Mars.