University of Colorado Boulder
Professor Alexis Templeton is a geochemist and geomicrobiologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She utilizes spectroscopic, mineralogical, isotopic and molecular biology tools to characterize the chemical and biological states of experimental and natural systems undergoing active water/rock interactions. Her research program has included subsurface hydro-bio-geochemistry investigations in Oman, Colorado, Utah, Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand and the Canadian High Arctic. Her research focuses on defining the role of microorganisms in transforming the aqueous and mineral chemistry of rock-hosted ecosystems, including reactions that produce and consume energy sources such as hydrogen.