Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center
Jennifer Eigenbrode is an astrobiologist and geologist with expertise in detecting and deciphering organic molecules found in rocks, sediments and ice. Her work has largely focused on early Earth records of microbial life before there was an oxygenated atmosphere and signatures of microbial life in rock regarded as analogs of Mars. Eigenbrode joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center as a research scientist in 2007. Currently, she works on the science analysis at Mars instrument on the Curiosity Rover in search of organic molecules on Mars.