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Meet the Scientist

Meet scientists and students involved in cutting-edge Mars research. Learn about their diverse interests and why they enjoy science.

Dr. Abigail Alwood (MP4 Video 70.6MB Sep17 12)

Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory- Oldest life on Earth applied to Mars.

Dr. Alfred McEwen (MP4 Video 13.1MB Sep24 12)

Professor of Planetary Geology, University of Arizona - Principal Investigator of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Dr. Bethany Ehlmann (MP4 Video 29.9MB Sep24 12)

Assistant Professor of Planetary Science, Caltech, and Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces; Mineralogy and Geologic History of Mars.

Dr. Brian Hynek (MP4 Video 20.8MB Sep24 12)

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric & Space Physics and Geological Sciences, University of Colorado - Geologic, hydrologic, and climatic histories of Mars.

Dr. Chris Okubo (MP4 Video 46.8MB Sep24 12)

Research scientist, Center for Astrobiology, Madrid, Spain - Impact crater geology and experiments.

Dr. Goro Komatsu (MP4 Video 70MB Sep24 12)

Research Professor, IRSPS- Univ. G.d'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy - Earth and Planetary sciences.

Dr. Jack Farmer (MP4 Video 7.1MB Mar4 13)

Professor of Geology, Arizona State University- Astrobiology, geomicrobiology, and biosedimentology.

Dr. Jeff Andrews-Hanna (MP4 Video 13.8MB Sep24 12)

Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines- Geophysics and geodynamics of planets.

Dr. Jens Ormo (MP4 Video 128.9MB Sep24 12)

Research Scientist, Center for Astrobiology, Madrid, Spain- Impact crater geology and experiments.

Dr. Laura Kerber (MP4 Video 46.2MB Sep24 12)

Post Doctoral Researcher, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Paris, France- Ancient volcanoes and planetary atmospheres.

Dr. Kenneth Tanaka (MP4 Video 22.8MB Jan17 13)

Geologist, US Geological Survey, Flagstaff AZ- NASA/USGS Planetary Geologic Mapping.

Dr. Lynn Rothschild (MP4 Video 34.6MB Sep24 12)

Research biologist, NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University- Evolutionary and synthetic biology and extremophiles.

Mohit Melwani Daswani (MP4 Video 18.2MB Sep24 12)

Ph.D. candidate, Open University U.K. - Mineralogy and geochemistry of Martian meteorites.

Sally Potter (MP4 Video 48.1MB Sep24 12)

Ph.D. candidate, University of Utah -Sedimentology and diagenesis of terrestrial analogs to Mars.

Dr. Victor Baker (MP4 Video 241.5MB Sep24 12)

Regents' Professor Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona- History of water on Earth and Mars

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