Victoria J. Orphan
Professor of Geobiology
Office: 109A North Mudd
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
B.A., University of California (Santa Barbara), 1994; Ph.D., 2002. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2004-2010; Associate Professor, 2010; Professor, 2010-.
Molecular microbial ecology of anaerobic communities involved in carbon and sulfur cycling; application and development of combined molecular and isotopic methods for relating uncultured microorganisms to biogeochemical processes and understanding interspecies interactions. Specific research interests include microbial community structure and function in deep subsurface habitats, marine sediments, oil and gas seeps, and early Earth analog environments.