Katherine (Kat) Dawson
Geobiology Postdoctoral Scholar
kdawson - at - caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
1200 E California Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91125
I work at the interface of geomicrobiology and organic geochemistry. I use techniques including microscopy, microbial culturing, lipid extraction and analysis, and stable isotope geochemistry with H, C, N and S to study microbial ecology, microbial transformation of organic molecules and the molecular and isotopic imprints microbes leave behind in the geologic record.