Elena Amador

Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Science, Caltech
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2017), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Habitability & Life on Mars

Rika Anderson

Assistant Professor (Biology), Carleton College
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2013), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Life in Extreme Environments
Education & Outreach

John Armstrong

Associate Professor (Physics), Weber State University
Ph.D. (2003), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology Certificate

Habitability & Life on Mars
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Giada Arney

Research Scientist, Planetary Studies, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2016), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Education & Outreach

Loren Ballanti

Freelance Marine Biologist, Boise, ID
Ph.D. (2011), UW Biology & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Jonathan Bapst

Post Doctoral Fellow, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2018), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Habitability & Life on Mars

Nichole Barry

Post Doctoral Scholar, Physics, University of Melbourne
Ph.D. (2018), UW Physics & Astrobiology Certificate

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Jeff Bowman

Assistant Professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, University of California, San Diego
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2014), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology

Life in Extreme Environments

William Brazelton

Assistant Professor (Biology), University of Utah
Ph.D. (2010), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Life in Extreme Environments

Regina Carns

Research Associate, UW Future of Ice Program & Polar Science Center Science Communication Fellow, Pacific Science Center
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2015), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Life in Extreme Environments
Education & Outreach

Michele Cash

Space Plasma Physicist, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Ph.D. (2012), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology Certificate

Space Exploration

Mark Claire

Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, UK
Ph.D. (2008), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology Certificate

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Wolf Clifton

Executive Director, Animal People, Inc
M.A. (2015), UW Museology/Meseum Studies & Astrobiology Certificate

Education & Outreach

Jesse Colangelo–Lillis

Research Associate (Geological Sciences), University of Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D., McGill University, M.Sc. (2012), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Life in Extreme Environments

R. Eric Collins

Assistant Professor (Biological Oceanography), Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Ph.D. (2009), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Life in Extreme Environments

Kyle Costa

Postdoctoral Scholar (Biology & Biological Engineering), California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. (2013), UW Microbiology & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Nicolas Cowan

Assistant Professor (Physics and Earth & Planetary Sciences), McGill University, Canada
Ph.D. (2009), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology Certificate

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Russell Deitrick

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Space and Habitability, Universität Bern
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2017), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Jeremy Dodsworth

Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino
Ph.D. (2006), UW Microbiology & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Marcela Ewert Sarmiento

Instructor (Biology), Edmonds Community College
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2013), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology

Life in Extreme Environments
Education & Outreach

Erin Firth

Graduate Student, Oceanography
M.Sci. (2016), UW Oceanography

Life in Extreme Environments

Clara Fuchsman

Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland
Ph.D. (2010), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Life in Extreme Environments

Aaron Goldman

Assistant Professor (Biology), Oberlin College
Ph.D. (2010), UW Microbiology & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Jelte Harnmeijer

Partner, Scene Connect Ltd., Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Scotland
Ph.D. (2010), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Chloe Hart

Science Laboratory Manager, Urbana University
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2018), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Life in Extreme Environments

Kelly Hillbun

Project Manager and Geologist, Directed Technologies Drilling
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2015), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Julie Huber

Associate Director, Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Chicago
Ph.D. (2004) , UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Life in Extreme Environments

Nathan Kaib

Assistant Professor (Physics & Astronomy), University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. (2010), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology Certificate

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Paul Kintner

Life in Extreme Environments
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

John Kirkpatrick

Faculty, Evergreen State College
Ph.D (2011), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Life in Extreme Environments

Matthew Koehler

Postdoctoral Researcher, Global Viral, JPL/Caltech
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2018), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Joshua Krissansen–Totton

Sagan Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2019), UW Earth and Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Rodrigo Luger

Flatiron Research Fellow, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2016), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Amit Misra

Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2014), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Randall Perry

Chair & Founder, Space Science & Engineering Foundation
Ph.D. (2004), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Nicolas Pinel

Associate Professor (Biological Sciences), Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
Ph.D. (2009), UW Microbiology & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Tyler Robinson

Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2012), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Jaci Saunders

NPP Fellow, MIT & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2016), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Life in Extreme Environments

Matt Schrenk

Assistant Professor (Earth & Environmental Sciences, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics), Michigan State University
Ph.D. (2005), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Life in Extreme Environments

Eddie Schwieterman

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, University of California, Riverside
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2016), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Education & Outreach

Aomawa Shields

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor (Physics and Astronomy), University of California, Irvine
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2014), UW Astronomy & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Education & Outreach

David J. Smith

Deputy Branch Chief, Space Biosciences, NASA Ames Research Center
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2012), UW Biology & Astrobiology

Life in Extreme Environments
Space Exploration

Meg Smith

The Aerospace Corporation

Habitability & Life on Mars
Education & Outreach

Darci Snowden

Assistant Professor (Physics), Central Washington University
Ph.D. (2010), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology Certificate

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Space Exploration

Sanjoy Som

Co-Founder & Director, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science
Ph.D. (2010), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Eva Stueeken

University Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews, UK
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2014), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth

Matt Tilley

Research Scientist, University of Washington
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2018), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures
Space Exploration
Education & Outreach

Thomas Tobin

Assistant Professor (Geological Sciences), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Dual-Title Ph.D. (2014), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Life in Extreme Environments

Steve Vance

Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ph.D. (2007), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology Certificate

Exoplanets: Detection, Habitability, & Biosignatures

Llyd Wells

Professor, St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
Ph.D. (2006), UW Oceanography & Astrobiology Certificate

Life in Extreme Environments

Ken Williford

Deputy Project Scientist, Mars 2020; Director, Astrobiogeochemistry Laboratory (abcLab), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ph.D. (2007), UW Earth & Space Sciences & Astrobiology Certificate

Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Habitability & Life on Mars
Space Exploration