William P Gilhooly III Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences


1993 BA   Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 

2006 PhD Environmental Sciences University of Virginia

Current Research

My primary research interests center on the chemical and microbial reactions that occur during early diagenesis with a view toward understanding the evolution of ocean chemistry and early life.  The biogeochemical cycles of recent sediments provide a modern analog for understanding processes that occurred throughout geologic time.  I am interested in tracing the substrate and products of biogeochemical alterations through the application of bulk stable isotopic analysis and redox-sensitive metals chemistry. Visit lab website.