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Matthew  Pasek

Matthew Pasek

Matthew Pasek
Associate Professor

Contact

Office: SCA 533
Phone: 813/974-8979
Lab: SCA513
Email: mpasek@usf.edu

Education

Ph.D., Planetary Science- University of Arizona , 2006

B.S., Geology + Chemistry, College of William and Mary, 2002

Research

Understanding the origin of life from the perspective of meteorites, metabolism, and phosphorus.  Determining potentially prebiotic pathways leading to the origin of life using phosphorus redox cosmobiogeochemistry.

Cosmochemical studies of planetary systems as constrained by thermodynamic equilibrium models.  Cosmochemistry of meteorites and placing constraints on the impact history of the inner solar system.

Constraining redox processes in the modern phosphorus biogeochemical cycle, including the role of lightning and meteoritic impacts. 

Graduate Students

Joshua Abbatiello, Tian Feng, Jennifer Lago, Carolyn Lang, Danny Lindsay, Christopher Mehta, Jacqueline Sampson, Samantha Tavarez Kinman

Specialty Area

Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry

Current Courses

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88303GLY 4930003General Geochemistry
Cross-listed with GLY 6246 (CRN #89281)
3



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89281GLY 6246901General Geochemistry
3



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95842GLY 6739003The Geochemistry of Phosphorus
3



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95889GLY 6739025General Geochemistry
3



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80355GLY 6905001Independent Study
Dept. Approval Required S-U Only
1-19



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88564GLY 6910001Directed Research
1-19



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84045GLY 7912012Directed Research
1-30



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88243GLY 7980011Dissertation: Doctoral
2-19



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