Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geobiology
areas of expertise: geobiology, early life on earth, molecular, isotopic and morphological biomarkers, earth sciences
Tanja Bosak is the Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geobiology at MIT and directs the MIT Laboratory for Geomicrobiology and Microbial Sedimentology that investigates the co-evolution of life and the environment on early Earth.
The research in her group integrates physiological and ecological studies of modern microbes with field and laboratory experiments in microbial sedimentology to develop a quantitative understanding of various morphological and geochemical biosignatures found in sedimentary rocks. Her laboratory also investigates microfossil record associated with some of the major climatic and geochemical oscillations in the Neoproterozoic.
Bosak received her PhD in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology and was a Microbial Sciences Initiative Fellow at Harvard University before joining the MIT faculty. Her awards include the Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award from the Geological Society of America and Everhart Distinguished Graduate Student Lecturer Award from the California Institute of Technology.
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