Sandra Faber

Astronomy & Astrophysics. Astrobiology generates knowledge which is essential to the bringing meaning to our human existence. She is interested in solving near-term and far-term challenges to that impact the survival of life on earth.



Harry Noller

Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology. Studies the origin of the ribosome (and life) from an RNA world and the origin of RNA itself from prebiotic chemistry. He is broadly interested in life as an emergent property of the periodic table.


David Deamer

Biomolecular Engineering. Produces sample nucleic acids in simulations of prebiotic conditions. Studies the role of membranes in the origin of life. David works to understand the assembly of the first living organisms on planet Earth.


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