Laboratory Members

Current Members

Denise Buckner

Masters Student

University of North Dakota

Project to study the effectiveness of electron beam irradiation in decontamination of lipid biomarkers.

Masters Student

University of California Davis

Project to study the potential atmospheric dispersal of contamination from a future Mars habitat.

Former Members

Ph.D. Student

Johns Hopkins University

NASA project to study the preservation of lipid biomarkers in Icelandic and Atacama gully systems.


Carnegie Mellon

NASA project to study the efficiency of lipid extraction techniques.

Raquel Rodrigues

Ph.D. Student

University of Porto

Project to develop biosensors to detect fatty acids.


February 2020