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Woodward Fischer

Professor of Geobiology; Associate Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies
Contact information for Woodward Fischer
Contact Method Value
Mail Code: MC 100-23
Office: 107 North Mudd (Seeley W. Mudd Lab)
Phone: 626-395-6790
Email: wfischer@​
Administrative Assistant:
B.A., Colorado College, 2000; Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007; D.h.c., Colorado College. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2009-14; Professor, 2014-; Associate Director, 2018-.
Research Areas: Geobiology

Research Interests

Historical geobiology; evolution of the oxygenic photosynthesis and rise of atmospheric oxygen; origin of Archean and Proterozoic iron formation; distribution and evolution of lipid biomarker synthesis; coupled behavior of redox and acid based processes at critical transitions in Earth history.

For more information regarding my research please visit my website.

Selected Publications

 Please see my website for a complete list of my publications.