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Meet Henry Sun, Ph.D.

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Sun1 squareHenry Sun, Ph.D., is an associate research professor of microbiology with the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas. Henry specializes in the study of microscopic organisms that live in extreme environments, often using specimens from here on earth to learn about possibilities for life on Mars. He is originally from China, and has a bachelor's degree in botany...

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Meet Nina Oakley, Ph.D.

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Oakley squareNina Oakley, Ph. D., is an assistant research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV, and a regional climatologist with the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC). Nina specializes in the study of atmospheric conditions that lead to extreme landscape events such as debris flows, landslides, flooding, and avalanches. She is originally from California...

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Meet Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D.

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vic etyemezian small2Learn about the work of Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D., a research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Vic specializes in the study of dust emissions, including dust that occurs along roadways, volcanic ash, and landscape dus t. Vic holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s degree in environmental engineering...

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Meet Brittany Kruger, Ph.D.

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Kruger 011718 squareLearn about Brittany Kruger, Ph.D., a staff research scientist in geobiology with the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. She specializes in the study of microbes that live in deep underground environments, such as those found inside of deep mines. Brittany is a Minnesota native, and holds a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. 

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Meet Graduate Researcher Walker Weir

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Weir 1Introducing Walker Blackburn Weir, a master's degree student in hydrogeology. At DRI, Weir is working with on a research project with Dr. Mark Hausner and Dr. Eric McDonald to study the influence of soil properties and environmental conditions on the detection of subsurface land mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Meet Hans Moosmüller, Ph.D.

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Moosmuller 6Learn about the work of Hans Moosmüller, Ph.D., research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV and senior director of DRI’s Wildland Fire Science Center. Hans specializes in the study of aerosols, which are tiny particles of solids or liquids that become suspended in the atmosphere and canimpact air quality, climate, and visibility (i.e., dust, wildfire smoke, smog). 

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Meet Casey Schmidt, Ph.D.

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Schmidt webLearn about the work of Casey Schmidt, Ph.D., an assistant research professor of biogeochemistry at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nev. He specializes in ecological engineering, which is a field of study that combines elements of engineering, ecology and design to help solve environmental problems. Casey holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in soil and water science from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington.


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