Faculty

Victoria J. Orphan

Victoria J. Orphan

James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology

Degrees and Appointments

B.A., University of California (Santa Barbara), 1994; Ph.D., 2002. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2004-2010; Associate Professor, 2010; Professor, 2010-16; James Irvine Professor 2016-.

Email: vorphangps.caltech.edu

Tel: 626-395-1786

109A North Mudd (Seeley W. Mudd Lab) MC 100-23 Pasadena, CA 91125

Assistant(s)

Research Group Matters
Janis Haskell
B114e North Mudd (Seeley W. Mudd Lab)
626-395-8372
haskell@gps.caltech.edu

Research Group Matters
Stephanie Connon
B275 South Mudd (Geophysics)
626-395-6018
connon@caltech.edu

Research Group Website Personal Website

Research Overview

Professor Orphan focuses on 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. 

List of Research Areas

molecular microbial ecology of anaerobic communities involved in carbon and sulfur cycling, application and development of combined molecular and isotopic methods


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