We are pleased to announce the March 2017 selections for the NASA Astrobiology Program element of the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP):

Peter Conlin
Advisor: Will Ratcliff, Georgia Institute of Technology (Exobiology; Evolution of Advanced Life)
Topic: “Experimentally investigating the origin and consequences of fitness decoupling during the transition to multicellularity”

Juan Rosas Bonilla
Advisor: Jun Korenaga, Yale University (NAI University of California, Riverside team)
Topic: “Early Earth Geodynamics and Continental Evolution”

Jaclyn Saunders
Advisor: Tanja Bosak (NAI Massachusetts Institute of Technology team)
Topic: “Arsenic based metabolisms in the open ocean: an unexplored frontier”

Nicholas Speller
Advisor: Amanda Stockton, Georgia Institute of Technology (PICASSO)
Topic: “Development of a programmable, comprehensive ionic species analyzer (ISA) for fully automated characterization of hydrated salts on the surface of Europa”

Anna Wang
Advisor: Jack Szostak, Harvard University (Exobiology: Prebiotic Evolution)
Project: “Robust protocell growth and division”

Congratulations to our 2017 NPP fellows!

For more information on the NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Program, visit: https://nai.nasa.gov/funding/postdoctoral-fellowship-program/