Jennifer Glass

Georgia Tech, ES&T 1234

B.S., University of Washington, 2006
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011
NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 2011-2013

Research Interests: 

Our laboratory explores connections between major and trace elements in biogeochemical cycles across space and time. Trace elements like iron and manganese can serve as cofactors in metalloenzymes or as terminal electron acceptors for anaerobic microbial respiration. Our lab is interested in using extant biochemistry to reconstruct the co-evolution of geochemistry and biology. Two current projects are focused on: 1) the evolution of aerobic respiration from anaerobic respiration; 2) the influence of oxygen on the metal content of bacterial ribosomes.