Image credit: “Gabriela Farfan | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.” Naturalhistory.Si.Edu, naturalhistory.si.edu/staff/gabriela-farfan. Accessed 23 Apr. 2020.
Gabriela Farfan was born in 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin. She began studying rocks at a young age and was a friend to the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum from the time she was 7 years old. As a high school student she studied in the Geology Department at University of Wisconsin.
Gabriela Farfan is a scientist who works as a curator of gems and minerals at the Smithsonian Institution. She studies Environmental Mineralogy, Biomineralization, and Gem Science. Farfan studied at Stanford University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geological and Environmental Sciences, and holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Wang, C. H., Gulmann, L. K., Zhang, T., Farfan, G. A., Hansel, C. M., & Sievert, S. M. (2020). Microbial colonization of metal sulfide minerals at a diffuse‐flow deep‐sea hydrothermal vent at 9°50′N on the east pacific rise. Geobiology, 18(5), 594-605. doi:10.1111/gbi.12396