Jake Walker lake sed

Bill Gilhooly

Assistant Professor

My primary research interests center on the chemical and microbial reactions that occur during early diagenesis with a view toward understanding the evolution of ocean chemistry and early life. Outside of the lab, I enjoy spending time with my family camping, hiking, visiting museums, and enjoying the seasons here in Indy.   
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Clint Broach

Graduate Student, MS

I have diverse research interests that include basin analysis and stratigraphy, in particular sequence stratigraphy and the interplay between sediment control and base level, petroleum reservoir genesis and maturation, paleogeography and historical geology, and of course a love of all things paleontological.  My masters thesis will entail completing a geochemical analysis of the marine to non-marine transitional lithofacies associated with cyclothemic sections of four Upper Pennsylvanian cores. 

James Harris 

Graduate Student, MS

My research is primarily focused on anoxygenic photoautotrophs and their role in the sulfur cycle in meromictic lakes of the Pacific Northwest.  The aim of my work is to contribute to a deeper understanding of ancient anoxic environments by means of studying their modern analogs.

Jake Walker


Jake is earning a major in Chemistry and a minor in Geology.  He is studying pyrite reactions that occur in lake sediments as part of his undergraduate research project (Capstone).  Jake has quickly become a master of the microbalance, driving a powerboat, and running the mass spec.

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