1. 2017 NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Selections

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    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/