Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Gabriela Farfan

Peter Buck Fellow

I study the crystal structures and chemistry of minerals formed under varying conditions in order to answer questions in Environmental Mineralogy, Biomineralization, and Gem Science. My current focus is on bio- and geo-formed carbonates (aragonite, calcite) and amorphous silica (opal, glass).

Department / Division
  • Ph.D. MIT-WHOI Joint Program, Geochemistry (2018)
  • B.S. Stanford University, Geological and Environmental Sciences (2013)
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Research Interests

Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Biominerals, Environmental Mineralogy, Gem Science