Alex Gagnon

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Education and Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography (June 2013 – Present)
    University of Washington
  • Geological Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2013)
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Ph.D., Chemistry (2010)
    California Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Chemistry (2002)
    University California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology (2002)
    University California, Berkeley

Awarded Grants and Proposals

  • NSF: “OCE-RIG: Improving Climate Records Through a Mechanistic Understanding of Sub-Micron Proxy Heterogeneity in Spinose Foraminifera”  PI: Alex Gagnon
  • Royalty Research Fund: “Acid in the Past: A Pre-Instrumental History of Ocean Acidification Recorded by Puget Sound and Pacific Coast Cold-Water Corals” PI: Alex Gagnon
  • “Changing Waters: Ocean Acidification at Tetiaroa Ecostation.” 1/1/2014-1/1/2015.  PIs: Julian Sachs and Alex Gagnon.
  • EMSL/PNNL User Proposal: “Improving Climate Records Through a Mechanistic Understanding of Sub-Micron Heterogeneity in Environmental Materials.” 10/1/2013 to 9/30/2014.  Sole PI: Alex Gagnon.
  • NSF Marine Geology & Geophysics: “Trace Metal Proxies in Non-spinose Planktic Foraminifera: Environmental Calibrations and Incorporation Processes.” 7/1/2013 to 6/31/2015 (UW Sub-award PI: Dr. Gagnon.  Main award PI: Dr. Ann Russell of UC Davis with Co-PIs Dr. Jennifer Fehrenbacher and Dr. Tessa Hill.)

Oceanographic Expeditions

  • R/V Thomas Thompson and ROV Jason – Southern Ocean, 33 days (2008-2009)
  • R/V Ron Brown and ROV Hercules – Trans-Atlantic, 27 days (2005)
  • R/V Atlantis and DSV Alvin – North Atlantic, 21 days (2003)