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Bryan J. Rodriguez-Colon

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Bryan J. Rodriguez-Colon

Bryan J. Rodriguez-Colon is an undergraduate senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, completing a double bachelor’s degree in geology and biology. He is interested in topics related to astrobiology, planetary science and geomicrobiology, and hopes to pursue these fields in future graduate studies.

Bryan has conducted research at Arecibo Observatory assessing the biological potential in Gale Crater’s subsurface using data from the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover. He also participated in several projects regarding the microbiology of hypersaline environments in Puerto Rico.

He is passionate about transmitting scientific knowledge to students and the general public, which he does by providing talks as well as by blogging for The Planetary Society.

Latest Blog Posts

Microbes exist deep inside Earth’s craters. Could this be the secret to finding life on other worlds?

February 06, 2017

Earth possesses amazing biological diversity. Every corner of this planet—no matter how bizarre the place—is inhabited by microorganisms. This includes impact craters.

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