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Scientific Organizing Committee

Roster

General Chair

Martha Grover
Georgia Institute of Technology


Local Organizing Chair

Jennifer Glass
Georgia Institute of Technology


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Chair

Melissa Kirven-Brooks
NASA


Science Chair

Frank Rosenzweig
Georgia Institute of Technology


Alternative and agnostic biosignatures

Giada Arney
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

Characterizing habitable zone exoplanets

Giada Arney
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Gongjie Li
Georgia Institute of Technology

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Energy sources and metabolic pathways in the environment

Sarah Maurer
Central Connecticut State University

 

Evidence for early life on Earth

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

 

Evolution and diversification of life: OoL to LUCA to Eukaryogenesis

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

Frank Rosenzweig
Georgia Institute of Technology

Missions to Mars: Life detection and habitability

James Wray
Georgia Institute of Technology

Yasuhito Sekine
ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Ocean worlds near and far

Laurie Barge
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Caltech

Yasuhito Sekine
ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

James Wray
Georgia Institute of Technology

Philosophy, history, education and community development

Giada Arney
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Frank Rosenzweig
Georgia Institute of Technology

Laurie Barge
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Caltech

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

Gongjie Li
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sarah Maurer
Central Connecticut State University

Rebecca Rapf
Trinity University

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology

Yasuhito Sekine
ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

James Wray
Georgia Institute of Technology

Star-planetary system interactions and habitability

Gongjie Li
Georgia Institute of Technology

Rebecca Rapf
Trinity University

Subsurface habitability and life

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Transitions from prebiotic chemistry to biology

Laurie Barge
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Caltech

Rebecca Rapf
Trinity University

Sarah Maurer
Central Connecticut State University

Understanding early Earth environments

Giada Arney
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology