NASA awards Planetary Systems Biochemistry project

Sustainability scientists Hilairy Hartnett, Everett Shock and Ariel Anbar, with their colleagues Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert and Michael Line are co-investigators on a new NASA astrobiology program research team, one of eight in the agency’s new Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR) program.

Sara Walker is the principal investigator, and Hyunju Kim is deputy PI.

The team will be combining big data, novel high-throughput experiments and models to ultimately determine a way to quantify the universal properties of life and to predict what life should look like in diverse planetary environments.