The Gilhooly Lab studies the biogeochemistry of modern and ancient sediments. We use the stable isotopes of carbon (δ13C), nitrogen (δ15N), sulfur (δ33S and δ34S), and oxygen (δ18O) of organic and inorganic materials, in combination with various redox and provenance proxies to interpret biological signatures recorded in the sedimentary record.
The stable isotope facility is located in LD 366 and wet chemistry is prepared in the Geochemistry Labs (SL 018, 020, and 022). The isotope lab is capable of analyzing the isotopic composition of carbonates, organics, sulfur, and water using a variety of continuous flow applications. More details can be found on our facilities page.
STUDENT OPPORTUNITES: I am actively seeking undergraduate and graduate students (MS and PhD) to join our research group. Please contact Bill Gilhooly for more information.