Michaela Musilova

Within the field of astrobiology Dr. Musilova’s primary research interest is in extremophiles, organisms that live in extreme environments, such as deserts, deep sea vents and glaciers and could potentially be found in analogous conditions on other planets and moons. She studied extremophiles and astrobiology at the California Institute of Technology on a scholarship. Her astrobiology research experience also includes: working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; simulating lunar and planetary surfaces through NASA’s and the UK Space Agency’s MoonLite project; searching for exoplanets at the University of London Observatory; and being an analogue astronaut at the Mars Desert Research Station, USA. Dr. Musilova received her PhD from the University of Bristol and her MSci in Planetary Science from University College London.