Dr. Conrad received his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Pomona College in 1979, his Master’s Degree in Geology from Dartmouth College in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Geology from Harvard University in 1990. During that time, he also spent about 3 years total working in mineral exploration for several companies in Mexico, the western United States and Alaska. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College, he joined the Center for Isotope Geochemistry in the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1992. In 2001, he became a Staff Geological Scientist and Head of the Geochemistry Department in 2006. His primary interests include using stable isotope measurements of groundwater and soil gas to identify areas of microbial activity, especially pertaining to bioremediation.