Ann Pearson

Dr. Ann Pearson

Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences
Ann Pearson

Ann Pearson's research focuses on applications of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotope geochemistry and molecular biology to biogeochemistry, oceanography, and Earth history.  Through study of the “how, when, and why” of microbial processes, her work yields insight about environmental conditions on Earth today, in the past, and about potential human impacts on our future.  Recent projects have focused on the carbon and nitrogen cycles, on pathways of lipid biosynthesis, and on the marine Archaea.  She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography.

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