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Elisha “Eli” K. Moore, Ph.D.

Dr. Eli Moore is a Research Chemist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.

Eli investigates the evolution of Earth’s surface and formation of natural resources through the application of data analytics to geochemical data resources, and multi-omics approaches to understand microbial communities involved in energy production. Dr. Moore’s work includes mineral chemistry network analysis from deep-time to present day, the co-evolution of planetary redox conditions and microbial metabolism, discovering new microbial membrane lipids in northern wetlands and soils, and using proteomic mass spectrometry to track protein cycling from surface waters to sediments in the Bering Sea.

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