I use precise measurements of isotopes in rocks to better understand the formation and evolution of planetary bodies. Starting in Fall 2016, I will establish a noble gas laboratory at Washington University.


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at WashU. I was a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in Washington, DC, and received my PhD from Harvard University in 2014.

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I am interested in topics related to the early Earth, lunar formation, the origin and evolution of Earth’s volatile budgets, chemical cycling between deep Earth and surface reservoirs, the nature of mantle heterogeneities and chemical constraints on geodynamics.

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We are seeking applications for a lab manager for the new noble gas lab! Individuals interested in graduate or postdoctoral research should contact parai at wustl dot edu for more information.

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