Katherine Dawson
Katherine Dawson
Geomicrobiology; organic geochemistry; microbial ecology; microbial transformation of organic molecules

Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Environmental Sciences (DES)

Dr. Dawson works at the interface of geomicrobiology and organic geochemistry. She uses 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.