CV

Victoria J. Orphan
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
California Institute of Technology
Mail Code 100-23
Pasadena, CA 91125

TEL: (626) 395-1786
Lab: (626) 395-6018
E-mail: vorphan@gps.caltech.edu

pdf of full CV (as of 2009) can be downloaded here:
[Victoria Orphan CV ]
Updated CV 2015 available below

Professional Experience

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PASADENA, CA
Professor of Geobiology, Geological and Planetary Sciences
2010-present

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PASADENA, CA 
Assistant Professor of Geobiology, Geological and Planetary Sciences
July 2004-2010

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CA 
 Adjunct Scientist
2008-present

MBL MICROBIAL DIVERSITY COURSE, WOODS HOLE, MA          
Faculty in residence and Instructor
2009

NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER, MOFFETT FIELD, CA 
National Research Council Associate 
2002-2004 

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CA
Research Assistant / Graduate Student 
1999-2002

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, CA 
Research Assistant / Graduate Student 
1995-1998

SFSU TIBURON CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, CA 
Research Technician 
1994-1995 

Education

1994 B. A., Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA         

2001 Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara. Thesis Advisor: Edward F. DeLong

Dissertation- Linking microbes to geochemical processes: Characterization of microbial assemblages involved in sulfur and methane cycling in high temperature petroleum reservoirs and marine methane seeps.

Awards

Fellow American Academy of Microbiology (2015)

Investigator Gordon and Betty Moore foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative (2013)

Young investigator award: International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME)  (2012)

Presidental Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) (2011)
GAST Lectureship (2011)
DOE Early Career Research Award (2010)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Young Investigator (2005-2009)              
NRC Fellowship, NASA Ames Research Center (2001)