Alison Olcott Marshall

Assistant Professor of  Paleobiogeochemistry



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Department of Geology

Lindley Hall, Rm 120

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66045


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By using a combination of organic geochemical techniques and geological observations, my goals are to better understand the chemical taxonomies and biological specificity of life on Earth and the pathways by which carbon is preserved and stored.  For a more detailed view of what my lab is working on now, check out the Research page.

Ph.D. in geology, University of Southern California, June 2006

    Advisor: Frank Corsetti and Alex Sessions, California Institute of Technology

B.S. in geology, The University of Chicago, June 1999

    Advisor: Mike Foote and Jack Sepkoski   


Assistant Professor of Paleobiogeochemistry, University of Kansas, January 2008-present

Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, October 2006-December 2007

    Advisor: Tim Eglinton

Teaching Assistant, Agouron/NSF/Wrigley Institute International Geobiology Course, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Research Assistant, National Museum of Natural History, June 1999-August 2001

May 2015 CV