Jacob Lustig-Yaeger Earns Dual-Title PhD in Astronomy & Astrobiology

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger Earns Dual-Title PhD in Astronomy & Astrobiology

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger (Astronomy) successfully defended his dissertation on Wednesday July 15th via Zoom! Please join the Astrobiology Program in congratulating...
Studying Sea Ice Algae in Antarctica: Two Graduate Students Take Fieldwork to the Next Level

Studying Sea Ice Algae in Antarctica: Two Graduate Students Take Fieldwork to the Next Level

UWAB students Hannah Dawson and Susan Rundell (Oceanography), alongside their advisor, Prof. Jodi Young, have recently been featured in a...
UWAB Alum Dr. Eddie Schwieterman Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist

UWAB Alum Dr. Eddie Schwieterman Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist

UWAB Alum, and member of the Virtual Planetary Laboratory Research Group, Dr. Eddie Schwieterman (PhD. Astronomy & Astrobiology, 2016), was...
Owen Lehmer Earns Dual-Title PhD in Earth and Space Sciences & Astrobiology!

Owen Lehmer Earns Dual-Title PhD in Earth and Space Sciences & Astrobiology!

Owen Lehmer (ESS/AB) successfully defended his dissertation on Wednesday June 3rd via Zoom! Please join the AB program in congratulating...
UWAB Students & Faculty Members Receive Honors & Awards

UWAB Students & Faculty Members Receive Honors & Awards

Several students and faculty members of the UW Astrobiology Program have received honors, awards, and fellowships for their excellence in...




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Over the past 20 years our program has trained the next generation of astrobiologists and made significant advances in understanding how to search for life beyond the Earth. Our program offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary dual-title PhD in a home department and Astrobiology, as well as a graduate certificate in Astrobiology. Our alumni have gone on to exciting careers at universities, government labs and elsewhere. Below we showcase the achievements of students, faculty and alumni, and on other pages you can learn about how to apply to our graduate program, learn more about our research and outreach activities, and find out the latest on our colloquium series and public events.