Professor of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences
Ph.D., Geochemistry, 1995
University of California, Berkeley
Previous Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Jan Amend investigates the microbiology in a wide range of extreme geochemical environments, including marine hydrothermal systems, continental hot springs, arsenic-laden waters, and the deep subseafloor. His work couples numerical modeling, laboratory experiments and field expeditions. He is a recipient of a 2007 Hanse Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Delmenhorst, Germany. At USC Dornsife, he will be the associate director of the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI).