University of California, Riverside

Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center



Team Members


Our group
Connecting interdisciplinary research from around the world

UCR         Yale      Georgia Tech        Arizona State University        Oregon Health and Science University           J. Craig Venter Institute

Principal Investigator
Timothy Lyons University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Institutional Principal Investigators  
Noah Planavsky Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Christopher Reinhard Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Co-Investigators
Ariel Anbar Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration,
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Andrey Bekker University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Ruth Blake Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Mary Droser University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Christopher Dupont J. Craig Venter Institute Microbial and Environmental Genomics Group
David Evans Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Jennifer Glass Georgia Institute of Technology Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Jun Korenaga Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Gordon Love University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Yuanzhi Tang Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Bradley Tebo Oregon Health and Science University Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems
Collaborators
Steve Bates University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Ed Bolton Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Maryjo Brounce University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Marilyn Fogel University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
William Gilhooly Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Dept. of Earth Sciences
Daniel Gregory  University of Toronto Dept. of Earth Sciences
Dalton Hardisty Michigan State University Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Kimberly Lau University of Wyoming Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Stephen Kane University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
James Kasting Pennsylvania State University Dept. of Geosciences
Sandra Kirtland Turner University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Cin-Ty Lee Rice University Dept. of Earth Sciences
Jeremy Owens Florida State University Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Kazumi Ozaki Toho University Earth and Planetary System Science Lab
Andy Ridgwell University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Steve Romaniello Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mark H. Thiemens University of California, San Diego Chemistry and Biochemistry
International Collaborators
Donald Canfield University of Southern Denmark Dept. of Biology
Emmanuelle Javaux Université de Liége, Belgium  
Niels Peter Revsbech Aarhus University, Denmark  
Hari Tsikos Rhodes University Dept. of Geology
Postdoctoral Fellows
Devon Cole Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Paul Dalba University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Marzia Miletto Oregon Health and Science University Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems
Kingsley Odigie University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Stephanie Olson University of Chicago Dept. of the Geophysical Sciences
Juan Rosas Bonilla Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Eddie Schwieterman University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Nadia Szeinbaum Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Xiangli Wang Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Dragos Zaharescu Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Junpeng Zhang University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Graduate Students
Alma Ceja University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Scott Evans University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Maria Figueroa University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Terry Isson Yale University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics 
Aleisha Johnson Arizona State University  School of Earth and Space Exploration,
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Zhexing Li University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Zijian Li  Georgia Institute of Technology  School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Xolane Mhlanga Rhodes University Dept. of Geology
Colby Ostberg University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Christopher Tino University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Chenyi Tu University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Pengxiao Xu Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Shiliang Zhao Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Michelle Zill University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Alex Zumberge University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Camilla Liu Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Communication & Education
Sarah Simpson University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Laboratory Support
Steve Bates University of California, Riverside Dept. of Earth Sciences
Technical Support
Abraham Juliot University of California, Riverside Dept. of Environmental Sciences

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center
2460 Geology

Tel: (951) 827-3106
E-mail: astrobiology@ucr.edu

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