Dr. Lynn Rothschild is an evolutionary biologist and astrobiologist who focuses on the origin and evolution of life on Earth, while at the same time pioneering the use of synthetic biology to enable space exploration. She is an adjunct professor of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry at Brown University. Since 2011, Rothschild has been the faculty adviser of the award-winning Stanford-Brown iGEM team, which has pioneered the use of synthetic biology to accomplish NASA’s missions, including the human settlement of Mars.
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"Here’s their plan: Rothschild, an evolutionary biologist who works for NASA and teaches astrobiology at Stanford, and Gentry, her doctoral advisee who is trained in biology and mechanical engineering, are working with $100,000 they received last fall from the space agency’s Innovative Advanced Concept Program. They say they’re on track to prove their concept by October: a three-dimensional printing process that yields arrays of cells that can excrete non-living structural biomaterials like wood, mineral parts of bone and tooth enamel."
Abstract of "Editing nature: Local roots of global governance."
Dr. Lynn Rothschild discusses how “we have been designing nature for tens of thousands of years and more.”
Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild presents "Synthetic Biology on Mars: Designing Solutions for Earth" at the 2017 Editing Nature Summit at Yale University.
Short Talk Series Panel Discussion moderated by Natalie Kofler with Michael Nelson, Kevin Esvelt, Lynn Rothschild, and David Benjamin at the Editing Nature Summit 2017.
Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild's research proceedings from the 2010 Astrobiology Science Conference.