A Mineralogical Perspective on Biominerals in Changing Environments

Gabriela Farfan

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:45
Weekly Seminar Series
Gabriela Farfan

Gabriela Farfan, the Carolyn W. Whitney Curator of Gems and Minerals at the Mineral Sciences Division of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, received her B.Sc. from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  Farfan studies the crystal structures and chemistry of minerals formed under varying conditions in order to answer questions in Environmental Mineralogy, Biomineralization, and Gem Science.  Her current focus is on bio- and geo-formed carbonates (aragonite, calcite) and amorphous silica (opal, glass) [Info obtained from https://naturalhistory.si.edu/staff/gabriela-farfan.]