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TEAM

Young lab, old phenotypes.

Betül Kaçar

Principal Investigator
Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Director: NASA Astrobiology Consortium MUSE
Email: bkacar AT wisc DOT edu
Curriculum Vitae

Amanda Garcia

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

NASA Astrobiology Program

Paleobiology & Geobiology

Ph. D., UCLA, 2018

Azul Pinochet-Barros

Research Associate

Lab Manager

Microbiology & Astrobiology

Ph. D., Cornell, 2020

Zachary Adam

Senior Scientist

Geosciences

Ph.D., Montana State University, 2014

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Bruno Cuevas Zuviría

Research Associate

Computational Chemistry 

Ph.D., Universidad Politecnica Madrid, 2021

Evrim Fer

Graduate Student

MDTP 

M. Sc, METU, 2019 

B. Sc., ITU, 2016

Gizem Ozturk

Undergraduate

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Blue Marble Space Institute

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Katie McGrath

Graduate Student

Genetics

Lab Tech, Northwestern University, 2016-19

B. Sc. UofA, 2016

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Andrew Liebenstein Wheeler

MUSE Graduate Student (Masel Lab)

Genetics

Lab tech, U Minnesota, 2018-2020

B. Sc., Carleton College, 2018

Alex Rivier

Master's Student 

Microbiology

Emily Penaherrera

Undergraduate

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Blue Marble Space Institute

Brooke Carruthers

Undergraduate 

Astrobiology

Blue Marble Space Institute

Gone but not forgotten

Cathryn Sephus (Undergrad & Masters student) — Graduate student, Scripps Oceanography UCSD

Mati Kedzior (Postdoc) — Scripps COVID-19 Research Task UCSD 

Alyks Odell (Undergrad) — Sophomore, Tokyo, Japan

Ryan Conant (KEYS Scholar) — Tucson High School, Tucson, AZ

Ross Monasky (Lab Manager) — Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Leonardo Sandrini (Visiting Scholar) — Postdoc, University of Milan

Hanon McShea (Undergrad, Senior Thesis) — Graduate Student, Stanford University
Ryan Ward (Undergrad, Senior Thesis) — Graduate Student, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
Alex Plesa (Undergrad) — Graduate Student, Harvard Medical School
Ulku Uzun (MEME Visiting Scholar) — Graduate Student, Oxford University
Anna Donovan (Undergrad, Senior Thesis) — Researcher, Silk Therapeutics, Inc.
Gokce Senger (Undergrad, Senior Thesis) — Graduate Student, METU
Brett Enos (Lab Tech) — Graduate Student, Tulane University
Lily Tran (Undergrad) — Research Specialist, Georgia State University
Jennifer Zhang (Undergrad) — Research Specialist, Emory University