Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Geology (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), Associate Researcher at the Geosciences Institute (UCM-CSIC, Spain) and Assistant Researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA). Since being a child, Laura Domingo has been fascinated by Earth´s history and the evolution of life. She completed her BSc in Geology and PhD in Paleontology with honors at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and was a three-year postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA).
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Throughout her career, Dr Domingo has been a visiting scholar at different research institutions from Spain, UK, USA, Argentina and Chile. Her interests focus on the research of past environmental, ecological and climatic variability by means of biogeochemical analyses on geological and paleontological archives. She specialized on stable isotope biogeo-chemistry of Mesozoic and Cenozoic fossils and organic matter enclosed in the sediment, although she has used a range of biogeochemical proxies such as trace elements, RREs and biomarkers.
An eager world traveler, Dr Domingo has participated in projects, and taken part on field campaigns in Spain, USA and Argentina. She is the co-director of the Middle Miocene Somosaguas fossil site, located at a campus of the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). Dr Domingo is also a National Geographic explorer and her 2017-2018 grant focused on the investigation of the Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI) from the perspective of the South American fossil record.
She is very active at implementing outreach and educational activities to promote the dissemination of Science (esp. Palaeontology), with emphasis on children and young people. Dr Domingo is also involved in actions aimed at giving visibility to women in Science and at fostering early STEM vocations among girls. She has also been a teaching assistant within BSc and MSc studies at the Faculties of Geology, Biology and Education of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).