Earth & Space Sciences
Student Representative to UWAB Steering Committee
Life in Extreme Environments Habitability & Life in the Solar System: Icy Moons
Lucas’ current research focuses on Enceladus, the geochemical processes of its icy plumes, and the habitability of its subsurface ocean (with Prof. David Catling). He is also interested in planetary surfaces in general and effective science communication (especially w/ visual media).
Dominic Sivitilli is a PhD student in behavioral neuroscience and astrobiology at the University of Washington. He leads a team in the Laboratory of Comparative Systems Neuroscience investigating cognition and neural basis of behavior in the octopus as an alternative model for intelligence. Sivitilli’s focus is on how the octopus integrates the vast amount of sensory and motor information within its arms.