Past Researchers


Elena Amador [email]
Postdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science, Caltech
Dual-Title PhD, Earth & Space Sciences and Astrobiology, UW (2017)
Habitability & Life on Mars

Rika Anderson [email]
Assistant Professor (Biology), Carleton College
Dual-Title Ph.D., Oceanography & Astrobiology, UW (2013)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth; Life in Extreme Environments; Education & Outreach

John Armstrong [email]
Associate Professor (Physics), Weber State University
Ph.D., Astronomy, UW (2003)
Habitability & Life on Mars; Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Giada Arney [email]
Research Scientist (Planetary Studies), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dual-Title Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrobiology, UW (2016)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures; Education & Outreach

Loren Ballanti [email]
freelance marine biologist, Boise, ID
Ph.D., Biology, UW (2011)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Jonathan Bapst [email]
Post Doctoral Fellow, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dual-Title Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology, UW (2018), Habitability & Life on Mars

Nichole Barry [email]
Post Doctoral Scholar, Physics - University of Melbourne
Ph.D., Physics, UW (2018), Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Jeff Bowman [email]
Assistant Professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, University of California, San Diego
Dual-Title Ph.D., Oceanography & Astrobiology, UW (2014)
Life in Extreme Environments

William Brazelton [email]
Assistant Professor (Biology), University of Utah
Ph.D., Oceanography, UW (2010)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth; Life in Extreme Environments

Regina Carns [email]
Research Associate, UW Future of Ice Program & Polar Science Center
Science Communication Fellow, Pacific Science Center
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth; Life in Extreme Environments; Education & Outreach

Michele Cash [email]
Space Plasma Physicist, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Ph.D, Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2012)
Space Exploration

Mark Claire [email]
Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, UK
Ph.D., Astronomy, UW (2008)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Wolf Clifton [email]
Executive Director, Animal People, Inc
M.A., Museology/Meseum Studies, UW (2015)
Education & Outreach

Jesse Colangelo–Lillis [email]
Research Associate (Geological Sciences), University of Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D., McGill University
Life in Extreme Environments

R. Eric Collins [email]
Assistant Professor (Biological Oceanography), Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Ph.D., Oceanography, UW (2009)
Life in Extreme Environments
Kyle Costa [email]
Postdoctoral Scholar (Biology & Biological Engineering), California Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Microbiology, UW (2013)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Nicolas Cowan [email]
Assistant Professor (Physics and Earth & Planetary Sciences), McGill University, Canada
Ph.D., Astronomy, UW (2009)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Russell Deitrick [email]
Postdoctoral Researcher, National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
Dual-Title Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrobiology, UW (2017)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Jeremy Dodsworth [email]
Assistant Professor, California State University-San Bernardino
Ph.D., Microbiology, UW (2006)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Marcela Ewert Sarmiento [email]
Instructor (Biology), Edmonds Community College
Dual-Title Ph.D., Oceanography & Astrobiology, UW (2013)
Life in Extreme Environments; Education & Outreach
Erin Firth [email]
Graduate Student, Oceanography
Life in Extreme Environments

Clara Fuchsman [email]
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oceanography, UW
Ph.D., Oceanography, UW (2010)
Life in Extreme Environments

Aaron Goldman [email]
Assistant Professor (Biology), Oberlin College
Ph.D., Microbiology, UW (2010)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Jelte Harnmeijer [email]
Partner, Scene Connect Ltd., Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Scotland
Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2010)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Chloe Hart [email]
Graduate Student, Earth & Space Sciences
Life in Extreme Environments

Kelly Hillbun [email]
Project Manager and Geologist, Directed Technologies Drilling
Dual-Title Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences and Astrobiology, UW (2015)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Julie Huber [email]
Associate Director, Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Chicago
Ph.D., Oceanography, UW (2004)
Life in Extreme Environments

Nathan Kaib [email]
Assistant Professor (Physics & Astronomy), University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., Astronomy, UW (2010)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Paul Kintner [email]
M.Sc., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2017)
Certificate, Astrobiology, UW
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

John Kirkpatrick [email]
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rhode Island
Ph.D, Oceanography, UW (2011)
Life in Extreme Environments
Matthew Koehler [email]
Graduate Student, Earth & Space Sciences
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Rodrigo Luger [email]
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington
Dual-Title Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrobiology, UW (2016)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Amit Misra [email]
Data and Applied Scientist, Microsoft
Dual-Title Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrobiology, UW (2014)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Randall Perry [email]
Chair & Founder, Space Science & Engineering Foundation
Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2004)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Nicolas Pinel [email]
Associate Professor (Biological Sciences), Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
Ph.D., Microbiology, UW (2009)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Tyler Robinson [email]
Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University
Sagan Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Jaci Saunders [email]
NPP Fellow, MIT & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dual-Title Ph.D., Oceanography and Astrobiology, UW (2016)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth; Life in Extreme Environments

Matt Schrenk [email]
Assistant Professor (Earth & Environmental Sciences, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics), Michigan State University
Ph.D., Oceanography, UW (2005)
Life in Extreme Environments

Eddie Schwieterman [email]
NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, University of California, Riverside
Dual-Title Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrobiology, UW (2016)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures; Space Exploration; Education & Outreach

Aomawa Shields [email]
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor (Physics and Astronomy), University of California, Irvine
Dual-Title Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrobiology, UW (2014)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures; Education & Outreach

Anna Simpson [email]
Graduate Student, Environmental & Forest Sciences
Life in Extreme Environments

David J. Smith [email]
Assistant Branch Chief (Acting), Space Biosciences, NASA Ames Research Center
Dual-Title Ph.D., Biology & Astrobiology, UW (2012)
Life in Extreme Environments; Space Exploration

Meg Smith [email]
The Aerospace Corporation
M.Sc., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2015)
Habitability & Life on Mars; Education & Outreach

Darci Snowden [email]
Assistant Professor (Physics), Central Washington University
Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2010)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures; Space Exploration

Sanjoy Som [email]
Co-Founder & Director, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science
Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2010)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

G. Wayne Stewart [email]
M.Sc., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2013)
Certificate, Astrobiology, UW
Habitability & Life on Mars
Eva Stueeken [email]
University Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews, UK
Dual-Title Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences and Astrobiology, UW (2014)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Chantz Thomas [email]
Graduate Student, Chemistry
Space Exploration

Matt Tilley [email]
Dual-Title Ph.D. , Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology, UW (2018)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures; Space Exploration; Education & Outreach

Thomas Tobin [email]
Assistant Professor (Geological Sciences), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Dual-Title Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences and Astrobiology, UW (2014)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth; Life in Extreme Environments

Steve Vance [email]
Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ph.D, Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2007)
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Llyd Wells [email]
Professor, St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
Ph.D, Oceanography, UW (2006)
Life in Extreme Environments

Ken Williford [email]
Deputy Project Scientist, Mars 2020; Director, Astrobiogeochemistry Laboratory (abcLab), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ph.D., Earth & Space Sciences, UW (2007)
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth; Habitability & Life on Mars; Space Exploration