Elliman Faculty Fellow
Ileana Pérez-Rodríguez joined Penn as Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Elliman Faculty Fellow. A microbial ecologist who investigates the transfer of energy and matter between hydrothermal environments and microorganisms, Pérez-Rodríguez conducts experiments under different temperature/pressure conditions to evaluate the principles of microbial growth relevant to chemosynthetic metabolisms.
After completing her Ph.D. dissertation defense at Rutgers University in September 2011, Pérez-Rodríguez held two postdoctoral appointments, first as Barbara McClintock Postdoctoral Fellow and as Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and then as C-DEBI Postdoctoral Scholar-Research Associate at the University of Southern California.
About the Donor
The Elliman Faculty Fellows are being funded by a generous gift from former Penn Arts & Sciences Overseer David D. Elliman, C’73, WG’77, and his wife, Dr. Andrea Branch, through the Bawd Foundation.