People

Principle Investigator
William Leavitt 

Assistant Professor of Earth Science

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 
william.d.leavitt@dartmouth.edu
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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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Jiawen Li
Ph.D. student
  
B.S., Peking University
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles
I am interested in using isotope signatures, especially tools like clumped isotopes, to resolve the provenance of methane gases. My goal is to combine lab incubation and modeling to understand the mechanism of clumped isotope fractionation in methanogenesis and methane oxidation. My research are mainly in the field of biogeochemistry, stable isotope and clumped isotopes.
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.
V. Nathan
M.S. student
  
 
Research Staff 
Alison Piasecki
Research Scientist
 
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
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Beverly Chiu
Lab Manager & Research Assistant
beverly.k.chiu@dartmouth.edu
B.S., Geology, Rutgers University
M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Delaware
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Undergraduate Students
Öykü Mete '22
Lucy Langenberg '22
Katie Gregoire '23
Honorary Members
Former Members
Carter Boyd '21, Undergraduate senior thesis student

Theo Green '21, Undergraduate student

Sophie Cho '24, WISP intern

Crystal Igwe '24, WISP intern

Emily Masuda '24,
WISP intern

Maddy Spivak '24, WISP intern

Katherine Takoudes '24, WISP intern

Alan Hicking, Visiting undergraduate from Keene State

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 from Wellesley College

Jason Tor, Visiting faculty from Hampshire College

Jennifer Howley, Lab Manager