Astrobiologist/Synthetic Biologist at NASA

Guest Bio

Lynn Rothschild is an Ames astrobiologist/ synthetic biologist specializing in “molecular approaches to evolution, particularly in microbes, and the application of synthetic biology to NASA’s mission.”

In 2008 she established a program in synthetic biology for NASA.

She’s the faculty advisor of the award-winning Stanford-Brown iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team.

The team works on: synthetic biology-related products, such as self-healing materials, rubber synthesis and biological batteries that might be used in the journey to Mars.

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