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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Lang Lab People

Meet our staff.

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Susan Lang

Assistant Professor

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Bryan Benitez-Nelson

Research Technician. Bryan is the guru who keeps things in lab running smoothly, with the help of his handy instrument behavioral modification stick. 

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Georgia Dahlquist

Ph.D. Candidate. Georgia received her B.S. from Berea College and her M.S. from Montana Tech. She is looking forward to translating her experiences studying trace metal processes in Yellowstone to upcoming field work in the Lost City Hydrothermal Field.

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Tran Nguyen

M.S. Candidate. Tran is a former USC undergraduate and earned her B.S. in Environmental Science. She has been working on isotope systems of methanogens. 

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Nick Camper

M.S. Candidate. Nick came to us from University of West Georgia where he received his B.S. in Geology. He is analyzing fluids from the Atlantis Massif to identify hot spots of subsurface microbial activity.

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Hannah Park

USC undergraduate researcher. Hannah is a senior MSCI major with a chemical concentration. 

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Cameron Henderson

 USC undergraduate researcher. Cameron is a sophemore MSCI major.


Former Group Members

Katie Hickok

Katie successfully defended her M.S. in July, 2017. Congratulations Katie! 

Emma Wanamaker

Research Specialist II. Emma did the heavy lifting of getting our analytical capabilities off the ground. Emma has a B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master's degree in Chemistry from Boise State University. She is currently in Seattle.

Russ Krueger

REU Summer Student. Russ joined us from Gustavus Adolphus College, where he has returned to finish his B.S. in Geology.

Alexandra Mele

USC undergraduate researcher. Alexandra graduated with her B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Geology in May 2015. She is currently working in the stable isotope lab at the University of Washington

Philip Fhay

USC undergraduate researcher.