The 2015 Phil Russell Retirement Symposium

Plans are underway for The 2015 Phil Russell Retirement Symposium, to be held at NASA Ames Research Center, Bldg. 3, March 26, 2015, 8:00am to 6:30pm....

Collage of Global Hawk photos taken during the 2014 mission. Image Credit:  NASA/ Brian Kelly and Erin Czech

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Earth Science at Ames


    Who We Are & What We Do


    Highlights for Feb. 27, 2015



    • New pulications:  
    - Jensen, E. J., L. Pfister, R. Ueyama, J. W. Bergman, and D. Kinnison (2015), Investigation of the transport processes controlling the geographic distribution of carbon monoxide at the tropical tropopause, J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022661 (Accepted)

    - Schoeberl, M. R., A. E. Dessler, T. Wang, M. A. Avery, and E. J. Jensen (2014), Cloud formation, convection, and stratospheric dehydration, J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/2014EA000014. (Accepted)

    • iGEM: Recruiting on the Stanford side has begun with 22 completed applicants to date.  In person interviews occurred last week.  Lynn Rothschild and her team are reviewing for final selections. Brown students are starting to meet to learn synthetic biology, planetary science, and brainstorm ideas.


    • On February 20, UC Santa Cruz graduate student Jesica Navarette passed her qualifying exam 2 and thus advanced to Ph.D. candidacy. Jesica is in the Dept. of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology. Rothschild is Navarette's thesis advisor and an adjunct member of the department.  Her work is on urban biomining, and is currently funded by an NSF Fellowship through May, and a small amount of procurement through AES Massless Exploration.


    • On February 23 Rothschild signed off on Diana Gentry's Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Unlocking Synthetic Biomaterials: Manufacture of Structural Biogenic Materials Via 3d-Printed Arrays of Bioengineered Cells." This work was based on two CIFs and a NIAC awarded to Rothschild. This project will be submitted for a NIAC Phase 2 this year.


    • Rothschild’s lab hosted two visiting faculty.  Kosuke Fujishima hosted Dr. Daisuke Kiga of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.  Dr. Kiga presented a seminar, "Simplification of the Genetic Code: Restricted Diversity of Genetically Encoded Amino Acids."  He is also the advisor of the Tokyo Institute of Technology iGEM team.  Friday Rothschild hosted Dr. Guy Consolmagno, a renowned meteorite expert and head of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, based at the University of Arizona.  His seminar was entitled, "Is Vesta an Intact Protoplanet?”


    • Jim Podolske and Tomoaki Tanaka (Laura Iraci’s postdoc) participated in the OCO-2 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory) Science Team Meeting, Pasadena, CA on Feb. 24-26, 20



      • Phil Russell Symposium will be held at the NASA Ames Conference Center (Bldg. 3) on Mar. 26, 2015 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. to celebrate Phil Russell’s career in Atmospheric Science. 
      • Ju-Mee Ryoo (Laura Iraci’s postdoc) will be participating in the Transboundary Ozone Pollution Conference on Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2015 in Yosemite, CA. The conference is a partnership between NASA’s Air Quality Applied Science Team (AQAST) and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District. 
      • Eric Jensen and Jens Redemann will be presenting research results at the 2015 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly on Apr. 12-17, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. 
      • Code SGG researchers will be participating at the SEAC4RS (Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys) Science Team Meeting on Apr. 28 – May 1, 2015 at Caltech Campus, Pasadena, CA​


      • Chris Potter has a new paper accepted for publication in the journal Current Urban Studies, titled "A Case Study of Forest and Woodland Habitat Loss to Disturbance and Development in an Ex-Urban Landscape."

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