Bugs In Space?

We are interdisciplinary laboratory in the Department of Physics, part of the Environmental Extremes Cluster. We do optical instrument development, software, nanomaterials, and basic microbiology with the goal of finding microorganisms in extreme environments on Earth and beyond. We have collaborators at Caltech, Ames, JPL, and Stone Aerospace, and are funded by NASA, JPL, the NSF, and private industry. We got our start with holographic microscopy under a grant from the Moore Foundation.

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Department of Physics          
Portland State University        
Portland, OR 97201          
Telephone: (503) 795-8929
Email: nadeau@pdx.edu

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