Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Planetary Science
Teresa Fornaro is a postdoctoral fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory. Her interests pertain to astrobiology, focusing on detection of molecular biomarkers in space and origin of life investigations. She is currently working on the study of interactions of molecular biomarkers on Mars soil analogs and simulations of Martian conditions. Prior to joining GL, Teresa was at INAF - Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri. 
Astrobiology, Department, Geochemistry, High Pressure, Materials, Mineralogy, Planetary Science

The AGU Fall Meeting 2016 will take place in San Francisco, CA from December 12-17.  Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from the Geophysical Laboratory will attend this year.  

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The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Carl Agee from the University of New Mexico.  He will present, "NWA 7034 aka Black Beauty: Unique Water-rich Meteorite from Ancient Mars."

Astrobiology, Geochemistry

The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Shogo Tachibana from Hokkaido University, Japan.  He will present, "Early evolution of the Solar System: Laboratory experiments and sample return missions."

Astrobiology, Planetary Science

Andrew Steele uses traditional and biotechnological approaches for the detection of microbial life in astrobiology and solar system exploration. He received a Ph.D. in biotechnology from the University of Portsmouth, U.K. in 1996, and a B.S.

Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Planetary Science

The Geophysical Laboratory's Zack Gaballe and Rajasekarakumar Vadapoo and DTM's Miki Nakajima, Erika Nesvold, and Johanna Teske will host "The Second Annual GL/DTM Poster Session"* on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, in the Tuve Dining Hall.

Astrobiology, Mineralogy, Planetary Science

Washington, DC— A team of scientists including Carnegie’s Dina Bower and Andrew Steele weigh in on whether microstructures found in 3.46 billion-year-old samples of a silica-rich rock called chert found in Western Australia are the planet’s oldest fossils.

Astrobiology, Planetary Science

Washington, DC—After extensive analyses by a team of scientists led by Carl Agee at the University of New Mexico, researchers have identified a new class of Martian meteorite that likely originated from Mars’s crust.

Astrobiology, Department

Washington, DC, 6 August 2012 -- NASA’s rover Curiosity, the size of a small car, touched down in a Martian crater early Monday. Geophysical Laboratory scientists are contributing to the mission.