Curriculum Vitae


2002 Ph.D. Coastal Oceanography.
Stony Brook University, Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook, NY.
Dissertation: The Role of Biogenic Carbonate and Silicate in the Preservation of Organic Matter.   
1998 M.S. Marine Environmental Science. 
Stony Brook University, Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook, NY.
1992 B.A. Chemistry (minor in Biochemistry). Reed College, Portland, OR. 
September 2017 Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
September 2011 Associate Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington.
2004-2011 Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington. 
2003-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. 
2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. 
1996-2002 Graduate Research Assistant, Stony Brook University, MSRC.
1992-1995 Research Staff Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University 1992-1995.  Supervisors:  Drs. James K. Bishop (1992-1995) and Robert Anderson (1995).  
1991 Research Assistant, Reed College. Supervisor: Arthur Glasfeld. 
SCOPE Investigator, Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology, Simons Foundation, Oct 2014.
Comer Science and Engineering Grant recipient, Jan, 2010 and Sept, 2010.
Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, November, 2009.
Hess Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined). Princeton University. Department of Geosciences. March 2002. 
Ocean 295 Sp 2015, 2016, W 2017, W 2018
Ocean 522: Marine Organic Geochemistry, Sp 2005, Sp 2006, W 2008, W 2010, W 2012, W2014, W2016, Sp2018
Ocean 201: Introduction to Ocean Lab, Sp 2008, Sp 2009, Sp 2010, Sp 2011, Sp 2012, Sp 2017
Ocean 400: Marine Chemistry (with J. Murray), Winter, 2006.
Ocean 497B: Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Cycles, Fall 2010.
Cindy Lee (SUNYSB), Robert C. Aller (SUNYSB)
Ann Pearson (Harvard University), Robert F. Anderson (LDEO)
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 1995-present
American Geophysical Union, 1995-present
American Chemical Society 2002-present
The Oceanography Society 2003-present
Postdoctoral Advisees
Jamie Collins, eScience Fellow, 2017-present
Wei Qin, Simons Fellow, Nov. 2017-present
Rachel Lundeen, ETH Fellow, 2015-present
Maxime Bridoux, Jan 2009 – May 2012.
Carme Huguet, Oct 2007 - Oct 2009 (now at the Autonomous University in Barcelona). 
Amelia Shevenell, Feb 2005 – Sept 2007 (PCC Fellow, co-advised with Steve Emerson) now at U. College London.
Current Graduate Students Advised
Angie Boysen - PhD Candidate (IGERT Fellow, NSF GRFP Fellow) beginning summer 2014
Katherine Heal – PhD candidate (PCC Fellow, NSF GRFP Fellow) beginning Summer 2011.
Former Graduate Students Advised
Katherine Wetzel – MS candidate (PCC Fellow, NSF Fellow), since Fall 2010.
Erin Ellis – PhD candidate (NSF Fellow), Fall 2004 – Spring 2012. Mentee for Huckabay teaching Fellowship.
Kelsey McDuffee – MS 2009 (NSF Fellow), now a wildlife biologist for the National Parks Service.
Elizabeth Walsh – MS 2006, (NDSEG Fellow), now a graduate student in the School of Education.
Undergraduate students advised
Lab group members
Katie Hearther - undergrad researcher Fall 2017-present
Natalie Kellogg - undergrad researcher 2015-present
Regina Lionheart - undergrad researcher 2015-2017
Alexa Wied - undergrad researcher 2014-2017
Alexa Nelson –undergrad researcher Fall 2012 - 2014
David French – undergraduate researcher and REU recipient, Senior thesis advisee, Spring 2011 – Summer 2012.
Kevin Simans – undergraduate research assistant Fall 2011-present 
Celia Kelly – Undergraduate research assistant
Laura Spencer Hollaway – undergraduate research assistant –SURF Fellow 2008




Current Research
SCOPE Collaboration Simons Foundation
NSF Biological Oceanography
Prior Funding
NSF Major Research Instrumentation  MRI: Acquisition of a liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer for microbial metabolomics. 
NSF Biological Oceanography EAGER: Characterizing biological function across a persistent oceanographic “hotspot” in the NE Pacific Ocean
NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity Collaborative research: Significance of nitrification in shaping planktonic diversity in the ocean. 
NSF Chemical Oceanography Molecular and isotopic composition of novel biomarkers in diatom frustules as indicators of past ocean conditions. 
ConocoPhillips Organic Geochemistry in Willapa Bay and “Big River” Projects renewal. Sole PI, 2010-2011.
Comer Foundation Dating the deglacial rise in opal flux in the Southern Ocean.  08/01/10 – 12/01/10. This grant was an unsolicited gift from the foundation.
ConocoPhillips Organic Geochemistry in Willapa Bay and “Big River” Projects. Sole PI
Comer Foundation Constraining the age of Southern Ocean sediments using compound-specific radiocarbon analysis of biomarkers within diatom frustules. 02/01/10 – 10/01/10. This grant was an unsolicited gift from the foundation.
Royalty Research Fund.  A new method for determining the concentration, composition and radiocarbon age of “living” and “dead” microbial membrane lipids: insights into climate and carbon cycling on land and in the ocean. Sole PI, 03/01/09 – 03/01/10. 
NSF Biological Oceanography Collaborative Research: Quantifying the role of Group I Crenarchaeota in the marine nitrogen cycle using cultures and environmental monitoring of ammonia oxidation, 16S rRNA genes and lipid biomarkers. Ingalls (lead), D. Stahl, A. Devol.   09/15/06 – 09/15/09.
NSF Office of Polar Programs SGER:  Extracting Holocene sea surface temperature, ventilation, and productivity records from Antarctic continental margin sediments:  Novel geochemical insights from Palmer Deep. Emerson (lead), Ingalls, Shevenell (coPI’s).   03/06 – 08/07.
NSF Chemical Oceanography Collaborative Research: Biomarkers in diatom frustules: Development and application of a new compound-specific isotope analysis method to understand the present and past ocean.  Ingalls (lead), Milligan (OSU). UW portion 09/01/05 – 08/31/08
American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. Compound-specific radiocarbon dating as a tool for understanding timescales of organic matter preservation in coastal marine environments. Sole PI,  09/01/05 – 08/31/07.





Metabolomics method paper published!
Jan 13, 2018 4:50 PM
Boysen and Heal et al., published in Analytical Chemistry.
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Outstanding Researcher Award
Jul 25, 2017 2:00 PM
Ingalls receives the Outstanding Researcher Award from the College of the Environment!
Graduate Dean's Medalist
Mar 23, 2017 1:45 PM
Congratulations​ to Katherine Heal for being awarded the College of the Environment Graduate Dean'...
News about Katherine's paper
Jan 18, 2017 11:15 AM
Congratulations​ to Katherine Heal on the publication of her latest work in PNAS!
Jan 4, 2017 1:43 PM
Heal et al., Two distinct pools of B12 analogs reveal community interdependenci​es in the ocean. P...
News and Views in Nature Geosciences
Nov 15, 2016 10:05 PM
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New Instrument Arrives
Dec 18, 2015 1:06 PM
Our new QExactive HF LC-MS is here and awaiting installation in early in 2016!
First SCOPE cruise in summer 2015 was a success
Sep 17, 2015 12:16 PM
Latest news from the Ingalls Lab
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