TEAM

Young lab, old phenotypes.

Betül Kaçar

Principal Investigator
Molecular and Cellular Biology & Astronomy

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Director: NASA Astrobiology Consortium MUSE
Email: betul AT arizona DOT edu
Curriculum Vitae

Amanda Garcia

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

NASA Astrobiology Program

Paleobiology & Geobiology

Ph. D., UCLA, 2018

Sky Dominguez

Lab Manager

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Administration

M. Sc., UofA 2008

Zachary Adam

Associate Research Staff

Lunar and Planetary Labs

Astrobiology & Paleobiology

Ph.D., Montana State University, 2014

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Mati Kedzior

Postdoctoral Fellow

Microbiology & Genomics

Postdoc, Duke University, 2018-2020

Ph.D. University of Wrocław, Poland, 2017

Cathryn Sephus

Graduate Student (AMP)

Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

Molecular and Cellular Biology

B. Sc., UofA, 2019

Webpage

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Evrim Fer

Graduate Student

Genetics, GIDP

M. Sc, METU, 2019 

B. Sc., ITU, 2016

Katie McGrath

Graduate Student

Molecular and Cellular Biology, ABBS

Lab Tech, Northwestern University, 2016-19

B. Sc. UofA, 2016

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Andrew Liebenstein Wheeler

Rotation Student

Genetics, GIDP

Lab tech, U Minnesota, 2018-2020

B. Sc., Carleton College, 2018

Alex Rivier

Graduate Student (AMP)

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Computer Science

Emily Penaherrera

Undergraduate

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Brooke Carruthers

Undergraduate 

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Astrobiology

Hope Dang

Associate​

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Gone but not forgotten

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

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