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Katherine French

I am a Research Geochemist at the Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) at the USGS in Denver. I specialize in organic and petroleum geochemistry with a focus on hydrocarbon biomarkers in rocks, oils, and sediments.

Professional Experience

  • Research Geochemist at the Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) at the USGS in Denver (2017-present)

  • Agouron Geobiology Postdoctoral Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI; 2015-2016)

Education and Certifications

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography (MIT/WHOI); Ph.D. in Geochemistry (2010-2014)

  • Fulbright Scholar in Germany at the Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI; 2009-2010)

  • Yale University; B.S. in Chemistry (2005-2009)

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