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Biodata of Smail Mostefaoui, co-author (with Dorothy Z. Oehler, François Robert, Anders Meibom, Madeleine Selo, David S. McKay, and Everett K. Gibson).

Dr. Smail Mostefaoui is a research engineer and NanoSIMS specialist at LEME (Laboratoire d'Etude de la Matière Extraterrestre) at the Muséum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Muséum in 1996 in isotopic chemistry of meteorites. Research interests include chronology of early solar system formation using 26Mg and 60Fe, chemical and stable (H, C, N, O) isotopic compositions of graphite in meteorites, solar system evolution and planetary differentiation, and presolar/interstellar phases in primitive meteorites.

E-mail: [email protected]

Biodata of Anders Meibom, co-author (with Dorothy Z. Oehler, François Robert, Smail Mostefaoui, Madeleine Selo, David S. McKay, and Everett K. Gibson).

Prof. Anders Meibom is the leader of the French National NanoSIMS facility at the Laboratoire d'Etude de la Matière Extraterrestre, Muséum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Southern Denmark in 1997. Research interests include mineralogic/isotopic studies of pristine components in chondrites and implications for solar system evolution, geo-chemical heterogeneity in the Earth's upper mantle as related to mantle evolution, and trace element/stable isotope distributions in biological, marine carbonate skeletons.

E-mail: [email protected]

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Biodata of David S. McKay, co-author (with Dorothy Z. Oehler François Robert, Smail Mostefaoui, Anders Meibom, Madeleine Selo, and Everett K. Gibson).

Dr. David S. McKay is Chief Scientist for Astrobiology at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. He obtained his Ph.D. at Rice University in Houston in 1964. He was involved with training Apollo Astronauts and was a Principle Investigator studying lunar soils for 35 years. His specialty is electron microscopy of extraterrestrial materials. He was co-leader with Dr. Everett Gibson (below) of the NASA team that announced, in 1996, possible microbial signatures in the ALH84001 Martian meteorite.

E-mail: david.s.m[email protected]

Biodata of Everett K. Gibson, co-author (with Dorothy Z. Oehler François Robert, Smail Mostefaoui, Anders Meibom, Madeleine Selo, and David S. McKay).

Dr. Everett K. Gibson is a Senior Scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. He obtained his Ph.D. at Arizona State University in 1969, specializing in meteoritics. He joined NASA in 1969 and was a Lunar Sample Principle Investigator for 20 years. His specialty is volatiles in extraterrestrial and terrestrial materials. Research interests include Martian water and organogenic element (e.g., H, C, N, O, and S) abundances and isotopic compositions, the origin of life, and detection of biosignatures.

E-mail: [email protected]

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