Kaitlin Rempfert
Ph.D. Candidate
Geological Sciences

Rock Powered Life NAI

Benson 240C

Advisor: Alexis Templeton


Kaitlin studies the interplay between hydrological, geochemical, and biological processes during low-temperature serpentinization to understand continued habitability of rocky bodies. Her research focuses primarily on coupled iron, nitrogen, and sulfur cycling in biologically active serpentinite aquifers and biosignature formation in water-rock ecosystems.


  • B.S. Earth Science, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities