Jennifer Glass

Associate Professor
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences

Core research

  • Bioengineering and bioscience
  • Data engineering and science

Intrigued by interactions between microorganisms and Earth’s biogeochemical cycles in modern and ancient, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, Glass has a primary focus on coupling between trace metals and greenhouse gas cycling. Prior to arriving at Georgia Tech in August 2013, Glass was a NASA astrobiology postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology from 2011-2013. She was a teaching assistant at Arizona State University where she earned her Ph.D. in geological sciences in 2011. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Earth and Space Sciences and Oceanography from the University of Washington in 2006.

Her research interests include the following:

  • Anaerobic oxidation of methane
  • Environmental controls on greenhouse gas cycling, with a focus on methane and nitrous oxide, in terrestrial and marine ecosystems
  • Biogeochemical cycles of bioessential trace elements
  • Marine microbiology, with a focus on anaerobic metabolisms
  • Influence of trace metal bioavailability on microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling 
  • Integrating omic and geochemical datasets
  • Co-evolution of microbial metabolisms and ocean chemistry over Earth history
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