Claudia Boot Research Scientist

Phone: (970) 491-7049

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ogBeXzUAAAAJ&hl=en

Education

  • BA: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • PhD: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • PostDoc: University of California, Santa Barbara

About

I am a Research Scientist in the Central Instrument Facility in the Chemistry Department, an affiliate of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, and affiliate Faculty with the Degree Program in Ecology. My studies focus on ecosystem metabolomics, linking small molecule profiles of ecosystems with environmental drivers through their microbial communities. My post-doctoral work was at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in microbial ecology, studying the responses of soil microorganisms to moisture stress in California grasslands and forests, and to freezing in arctic Alaska. My PhD is in Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz where I studied marine natural products elucidating the structures of novel molecules using mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. My undergraduate degree was in Ecology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. More info here: www.claudiaboot.com.

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