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Science and Technology Center Scientist Receives MacArthur Grant

Victoria Orphan

Dr. Victoria Orphan


November 3, 2016

Dr. Victoria Orphan, a science leader at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), received the MacArthur “genius” grant. "We couldn’t be more proud," Dr. Jan Amend, from the University of Southern California, mentioned. "Victoria is a superb scientist, mentor, and colleague, and we are lucky to have her on our team. This is a great news for ocean science, environmental microbiology, and studies of the subseafloor biosphere!"

To read more about Victoria Orphan, please visit her MacArthur Grant profile page here.

A wonderful video about Dr. Orphan can be found here.

The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is one of the Science and Technology Centers (STC) administered by the Office of Integrative Activities at the National Science Foundation. To learn more about the STC program, click here. To learn more about the work of C-DEBI, click here.

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