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Chris Francis kneeling by a pond
Chris Francis, Professor of Earth System Science & Oceans



The Francis Lab studies the molecular, biochemical, and ecological aspects of the microbial geochemical cycling of nitrogen and metals in the environment.   We are particularly interested in determining the key organisms, genomes, functional genes, and molecular mechanisms underlying these biogeochemical processes through laboratory, computational, and field studies.

Earth System Science & Oceans Departments
473 Via Ortega, Y2E2 Building
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4216

Phone: (650) 724-0301
Fax: (650) 725-2199