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Victoria Orphan
California Institute of Technology


Victoria Orphan, a professor of environmental science and geobiology at Caltech, is recognized for her work studying the anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) by microorganisms found in deep sea sediment. By revealing the symbiotic relationship between the seafloor bacteria and single-celled Archaea and how AOM effects the Earth’s ocean chemistry and prevents release of methane into the atmosphere, she has helped to provide clues about the climate and ecology of early Earth.

April, 2016 – Victoria was interviewed for the NOVA article The Search for Superorganisms

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