Origins of Life and Astrobiology

Astrobiology is a vibrant field that focuses on the study of the origins, distribution and evolution of life in the universe, combining astronomy, geology, biology and chemistry. Investigating questions concerning the emergence and evolution of proteins and cells and how they may have functioned in response to Earth's past environmental states, we look at the universe and wonder; what is the likelihood that life comparable to our own has arisen elsewhere?

Associated Faculty

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology