Okie is a biologist, complexity scientist, and astrobiologist interested in the fundamental laws and theories governing life’s distribution, organization, macroevolution, and metabolism on Earth and beyond.
Assistant research professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU. His expertise is in mineralogy and crystallography with experimental transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
Julia Johnson is a geologist and geoscience-education researcher. Her geologic research focuses on the geology of Arizona, and her education research involves the use of concept sketches in geoscience learning and teaching.
Coleman is ASU’s Global Explorer in Residence at the School of Earth and Space Exploration and for the Interplanetary Initiative. She is a research chemist, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel.
Taylor is a Faculty Research Associate in SESE and a Curriculum Developer for the Immersive Virtual Field Trips (iVFT) project at ETX. She also studies the evolution of early life from rocks in Arctic Norway and South Africa.
James Tyburczy is a mineral physicist studying the physical and chemical properties of minerals, melts, and rocks. He also studies environmental geophysics, effects of shock and implications for early planetary evolution.