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TEAM

Young lab, old phenotypes.

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Dr. Betül Kaçar

Principal Investigator
Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Dr. Amanda Garcia

Postdoc Fellow

NASA MUSE

Paleobiology & Geobiology

Ph. D., UCLA, 2018

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Dr. Azul Pinochet-Barros

Postdoc Fellow

NASA MUSE

Microbiology & Astrobiology

Ph. D., Cornell, 2020

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Dr. Zachary Adam

Senior Scientist

Geosciences

Ph.D., Montana State University, 2014

Webpage

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Dr. Bruno Cuevas Zuviría

Margarita Salas Postdoc Fellow

Computational Chemistry 

Ph.D., Universidad Politecnica Madrid, 2021

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Evrim Fer

Graduate Student

MDTP 

M. Sc, METU, 2019 

B. Sc., ITU, 2016

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Kaustubh Amritkar

Graduate Student

Biophysics

M. Sc., IISER, Pune

B.Sc., IISER, Pune

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Katie McGrath

Graduate Student

MCB

Lab Tech, Northwestern University, 2016-19

B. Sc. UofA, 2016

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Andrew Liebenstein Wheeler

Graduate Student (Masel Lab)

NASA MUSE

Lab tech, U Minnesota, 2018-2020

B. Sc., Carleton College, 2018

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Alex Rivier

Master's Student 

Microbiology

Scott Chang

Undergraduate

Microbiology

UW-Madison

Brooke Carruthers

Undergraduate 

Astrobiology

UA Space Grant

Gone but not forgotten

  • Cathryn Sephus (Undergrad, BMSIS & Masters student) — Grad student, Scripps Oceanography 

  • Maddie Paoletti (Summer Undergrad Student, BMSIS) — Grad student, MIT

  • Roza Surme Mizrak (Summer Undergrad Student, BMSIS) — Grad student, Charité Universitat Berlin

  • Emily Penaherrera (Undergrad, BMSIS) — Undergraduate, University of Arizona

  • 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

  • Azen Koc (Summer Undergrad Student) — Senior, Bilkent University

  • 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

  • Undergrad Student, BMSIS, Senior Thesis) — Researcher, Silk Therapeutics, Inc.Anna Donovan

  • Brett Enos (Lab Tech) — Graduate Student, Tulane University

  • Gokce Senger (Undergrad BMSIS, Senior Thesis) — Graduate Student, METU

  • Lily Tran (Undergrad) — Research Specialist, Georgia State University

  • Jennifer Zhang (Undergrad) — Research Specialist, Emory University