CARA SANTELLI

Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

PhD, Joint Program in Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

santelli@umn.edu
https://www.esci.umn.edu/people/Cara-Santelli

Research Interests

Impact of microbial activity on geological and environmental processes such as mineral formation, mineral alteration and weathering, metal and metalloid redox transformations, nutrient biogeochemical cycling, and the remediation of polluted environments. Objectives are driven by fundamental scientific research on environmentally relevant biogeochemical processes and key elements in nature influenced by anthropogenic activities such as mining and agriculture.