Principle Investigator
William Leavitt 

Assistant Professor of Earth Science

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Post-doctoral Scholars
Jeemin Rhim
Dartmouth Society of Fellows post-doctoral fellow
Ph.D., Geobiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020
Graduate Students
Carolynn (Carrie) Harris
Ph.D. student
B.A., Biology, Bates College
M.S., Marine Science, UT Austin
I am a Ph.D. student studying H-isotope fractionation in archaea. My interests include biogeochemistry, stable isotopes, and polar regions.
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Laura Blum
M.S. student
B.A., Middlebury College
I'm interested in the way that microbes drive Earth's biogeochemical cycles, and are in turn influenced by their environments.  I find questions about life origins as well as the evolution of microbial metabolism fascinating.  At Dartmouth I am excited to study the relationships between archaeal lipid cyclization and environmental conditions among thermoacidophiles.  In the future, I hope to continue to explore the limits of microbial life in Earth's unique ecosystems.
Research Staff 
Alison Piasecki
Research Scientist
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
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Beverly Chiu
Lab Manager & Research Assistant
B.S., Geology, Rutgers University
M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Delaware
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Undergraduate Students
Carter Boyd '21
Theodore Green '21
Öykü Mete '22
Alan Hicking
Visiting undergraduate from Keene State
Honorary Members
Former Members
Alec Cobban '19, Undergraduate senior thesis student, postgraduate research assistant
Maria Trevino '23, WISP intern
Yujiao Zhang, Visiting Ph.D. student from the Chinese Academy of Science
Lina Taenzer, M.S. student
Alice Zhou, M.S. student
Cameron Buxton '19, Undergraduate student
Janel Gaube '18,  Undergraduate and senior thesis student
Emma Rieb '18, Undergraduate and senior thesis student
Melanie Prakash '21, Undergraduate student, WISP intern
Fiona Harrigian, Visiting undergraduate student from Wellesley College
Jason Tor, Visiting faculty from Hampshire College
Jennifer Howley, Lab Manager