John Grotzinger

Professor

The Grotzinger Group

Dustin Morris

Graduate Student

Daniela Osorio Rodriguez

Graduate Student

Miquela Ingalls

Postdoctoral Scholar

mingalls(at)caltech(dot)edu

John Grotzinger

Professor

Ted Present

Postdoctoral Scholar

Miquela works in both modern and ancient environments to improve how we use the carbonate record in tectonic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. She uses a range of sedimentological, geochemical and isotopic tools to investigate the processes by which carbonate sediments are altered after formation and deposition—from in situ microbial metabolisms to deep burial diagenesis. She’s working with John to relate basin-scale environmental change and/or community shifts to periods of microbialite formation and cessation.

She got her BS in Geological Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill (2011) and her PhD in Geophysical Sciences at UChicago (2017).



Eva Scheller

Graduate Student

Eliza Carter

Research Staff

Nathan Stein

Graduate Student