The Morel Trace Metals Group

At the Department of Geosciences

Many elements present at low concentrations in aquatic systems are toxic pollutants, several are essential elements for life, and some are both. The Trace Metal Group aims to understand the chemical and biological processes that control the transformations, ecological effects, and cycling of trace metals in the environment.

Our group includes chemists, microbiologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists whose interests extends from the enzymatic functions of metals to their role in the global cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.

We welcome applications from interested graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

Caption: The research group in the main Morel Lab in Guyot Hall where Geosciences resides at Princeton University. (Left to right, Katja Luxem, Anne Morel-Kraepiel, Professor François Morel, Xinning Zhang, Oliver Baars, Johanna Goldman, Darcy McRose and Eva Groves)  Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications.

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The Trace Metal Group is a research lab within the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University.  The Geosciences Department, together with its affiliated inter-departmental programs and institutes, serves as the central focus for the Earth, atmospheric, oceanographic, and environmental sciences at Princeton.