Roger Everett Summons
|Roger Everett Summons
|Alma mater||University of Wollongong|
|Occupation||university teacher, geobiologist|
|Employer||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||The alkaloids of some Australian and New Guinea plants (1971)|
Education and early life
Research and career
Before joining MIT in 2001, he held appointments at Stanford, Australian Iron and Steel, the Australian National University and at Geoscience Australia. Summons is particularly known for the application of organic geochemical techniques to sediments of Precambrian age and modern microbes in order to increase our understanding of the early evolution of life on Earth. Currently he is also engaged as a participating scientist with the search for organics in NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission.
- Fossil steroids record the appearance of Demospongiae during the Cryogenian period.
- Steroids, triterpenoids and molecular oxygen
- 2-Methylhopanoids as biomarkers for cyanobacterial oxygenic photosynthesis
- Archean molecular fossils and the early rise of eukyotes
- Chlorobiaceae in Palaeozoic seas - Combined evidence from biological markers, isotopes and geology
Honors and awards
- 1987 - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
- 1998 - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
- 2003 - Alfred E. Treibs Award of the Geochemical Society
- 2005 - Halpern Medal, University of Wollongong
- 2006 - Fellow, American Geophysical Union
- 2008 - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award
- 2008 - Fellow, Royal Society
- 2012 - Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
- MIT-EAPS http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/people/roger-summons Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- "Roger Summons - Alumni @ UOW". University of Wollongong.
- Formerly known as the Wollongong University College of UNSW, then part of the University of New South Wales before the University of Wollongong gained its autonomy in 1975.
- Biographical entry: Encyclopedia of Australian Science http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P003695b.htm Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- AAM Fellowship biography http://academy.asm.org/index.php/fellows-info/fellows-elected-in-2012/348-roger-summons Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- Love, Gordon D.; Grosjean, Emmanuelle; Stalvies, Charlotte; Fike, David A.; Grotzinger, John P.; Bradley, Alexander S.; Kelly, Amy E.; Bhatia, Maya; Meredith, William; Snape, Colin E.; Bowring, Samuel A.; Condon, Daniel J.; Summons, Roger E. (2009). "Fossil steroids record the appearance of Demospongiae during the Cryogenian period". Nature. 457 (7230): 718–721. doi:10.1038/nature07673. ISSN 0028-0836.
- Summons, R. E; Bradley, A. S; Jahnke, L. L; Waldbauer, J. R (2006). "Steroids, triterpenoids and molecular oxygen". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 361 (1470): 951–968. doi:10.1098/rstb.2006.1837. ISSN 0962-8436.
- Summons, Roger E.; Jahnke, Linda L.; Hope, Janet M.; Logan, Graham A. (1999). "2-Methylhopanoids as biomarkers for cyanobacterial oxygenic photosynthesis". Nature. 400 (6744): 554–557. doi:10.1038/23005. ISSN 0028-0836.
- Brocks, J. J. (1999). "Archean Molecular Fossils and the Early Rise of Eukaryotes". Science. 285 (5430): 1033–1036. doi:10.1126/science.285.5430.1033. ISSN 0036-8075.
- Summons, Roger E.; Powell, Trevor G. (1986). "Chlorobiaceae in Palaeozoic seas revealed by biological markers, isotopes and geology". Nature. 319 (6056): 763–765. doi:10.1038/319763a0. ISSN 0028-0836.
- List of fellows, Australian Academy of Science http://science.org.au/fellows/fellowship-list.html#S Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- Alfred Treibs award http://www.geochemsoc.org/awards/alfredtreibsaward/ Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- Bert Halpern lecturers http://www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@sci/@chem/documents/doc/uow019346.pdf Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- AGU Fellows http://sites.agu.org/honors/fellows/fellows-alpha-list/ Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- MARUM Press Release http://www.marum.de/en/Humboldt_Awardee_comes_to_Bremen.html Retrieved: June 5th 2013
- "Professor Roger Summons FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:
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