Dr Roasalba Bonacorsi is an Astrobiology, Environmental Scienctist, Bio-sedimentologist and interested in Marine Geochemistry. She is a Principal Investigator and collaborator in many scientific projects funded by NASA and other various agencies and an established laboratory at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames in Mountainview, San Francisco. Keen to achieve a wide picture of where life and its signatures for life are most successfully distributed, concentrated, preserved, and detected, Environmental Scientist Rosalba has expanded her work to include environmental aspects of Planetary Protection. Rosalba joined the SETI Institute in 2008, and believes “where” to go on a planet to find evidence of life will determine our chance of finding it! She is currently focusing on the potential habitability aspects of surface/near-surface mineral analog environments. Her broad experience beyond Environmental Science includes biology and geology, marine mammals, sedimentology and organic geochemistry. Her research has provided her with extensive experience in bulk organics analysis on literally any kind of sample.
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