Verena Starke

Carnegie Institution of Washington

Marilyn Fogel

University of California, Merced

Andrew Steele

Carnegie Institution of Washington

Liane Benning

University of Leeds

Pino De Natale

INGV, Osservatorio Vesuviano


Monica Piochi

INGV, Osservatorio Vesuviano

Monica Pondrelli

Universita' d'Annunzio


Workshop Series:
Analogue Sites for Mars Missions II: Past, Present and Future Missions to Mars

​@ Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, August 5 to 7, 2013

The Analog Sites Workshop was planned as an interactive process that consists of online discussions that took place in advance of the in-person meeting and breakout sessions during the workshop with assessment of proposed analog sites against the science objectives. The workshop took place August 5th-7th at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington, DC.

The open online forum was used to discuss and identify outstanding Mars science questions that might be answered through previous, ongoing, or future missions, including the 2020 rover mission. 

You may find the abstracts from the workshop here.

Please take a look at our brand new lab space!

The available instrumentation for our research include:


PCR machine, biohood, Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100, vortexers, centrifuges, fridges, freezers -20C and -80C, spectrophotometer, balances, powder and single crystal XRD, SEM/EDX and microscopes.

Geomicrobiology Group / EES Department / Rutgers University / T 973.353.2509 / F 973.353.1965 / m.glamoclija at