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Howdy! I’m David Valerio, a first year Ph.D student
in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Rice University working in Dr. Laurence Yeung’s research group.

Research-wise, I am interested in developing new clumped isotope tracers to help understand biogeochemical cycling in the past and the present. I aim to apply stable isotope techniques to better characterize microbial processes in the surface and deep ocean. Besides doing research, I read books, lift weights, go to punk shows, and evangelize for the greatest city in the world, Houston, Texas. I also blog when the mood strikes me (rarely).