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GSFC Summer Research Associate 2013 Presentations

Presenter: NAI Summer Research Associates
When: August 8, 2013 10AM PDT

Each Undergraduate Research Associate in Astrobiology conducts intensive state-of-the-art research with an individual scientist-mentor.  Please join us as the fruits of these efforts are presented by the Class of 2013 to NASA’s Astrobiology Institute in a distributed seminar presented over the internet.


Meghan McCarthy (Harvard University)
Mentor: Natasha M. Johnson
The Synthesis of Prebiotic Molecules on Nebular Dusts

Sean Hoyt (Rowan University)
Mentor: Geronimo L. Villanueva
The Primordial Composition of Comet C/1999 H1 (Lee) revealed through High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy

Jolie Carlisle (UC Berkeley)
Mentor: Jose C. Aponte
Method Development for Meteoritic Amine Analysis

Cameron Trefny (Ohio State University)
Mentor: Jennifer C. Stern
Understanding the In Situ Thermal Analysis of Mars Materials

Jordan Gulli (Duke University)
Mentor: Alexander A. Pavlov
The Effects of Mars-Like Conditions on a Halophilic Archaeon: Implications for Life on Mars

Luke Hecht (University of Edinburgh)
Mentor: Timothy A. Stephenson
Techniques for the Detection of Nucleic Acid on Mars

GSFC Summer Internship

  • Each year, summer interns at the NAI’s Goddard Center for Astrobiology present their work. Via collaborative technologies, they are able to present to the entire astrobiology community—adding an important dimension to their educational experience.
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