NASA Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

Guest Bio

Alfonso’s latest research interests include the study of habitability and life in the extremely dry Atacama Desert and Antarctic Dry Valleys. Results are expanding our understanding of the limits of life and microbial activity on Earth, and help us improve models of planetary habitability, particularly the possibility of life on Mars.

Alfonso will participate in two panels:

  • NASA in Silicon Valley's Role in the Journey to Mars discussing human factors simulations, entry systems, astrobiology, advanced computing and more.
  • NASA Solar System & Beyond: Cassini, Mars, Pluto, exoplanets, ocean worlds and astrobiology.