Award Winner: UHNAI graduate student, Patrick Gasda

Patrick GasdaCongratulations to UH NASA Astrobiology Institute graduate student, Patrick Gasda, for being awarded the graduate student poster award at the Origins 2011 International Conference in Montpellier, France. This is an International Astrobiology Society and Bioastronomy joint conference with an interdisciplinary emphasis on the origin of life and its occurrence in the Universe. Patrick’s winning poster in the Prebiotic Chemistry session is titled, “Raman Microscopy: A Technique for Monitoring Pre-Biotic Reactions on Mineral Surfaces.”