Susan Quint Lang
Susan is a PhD student at the University of Washington. She studies dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in hydrothermal fluids. DOC can be used as a tracer for subsurface processes such as microbial production or abiotic removal. For her Master's research she examined hydrothermal fluids from vent fields on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. For her PhD dissertation she is examining these locations in more detail as well as expanding her research to sites such as the Lost City vent field.