About Me

A geochemist and geomicrobiologist by training, my expertise lies in proxies for the biogeochemical evolution of Earth’s surface and microbial life in deep geological time. I draw heavily on field studies of modern analogues as well as laboratory experiments in order to understand ancient sedimentary records of microbial activity and evolution of the surface environment.

After a BSc in Cell Biology at McGill University, I completed a MSc and PhD under the supervision of Dr. Kurt Konhauser in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta. I defended my PhD in December of 2010.

In January 2011 I moved to the European Institute for Marine Studies (Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Université de Bretagne Occidentale) in Brest, France, working as a NSERC and then LabexMER postdoctoral fellow in metal and metalloid stable isotope geochemistry. In October 2013 I joined the faculty of UMR 6538 Laboratoire Géosciences Océan (formerly Domaines Océaniques) as a permanent CNRS researcher.

Me and my oldest pals - 3.43 billion year old fossil stromatolites, Strelley Pool Chert, Pilbara craton, Western Australia.