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Amanda Stockton, Ph.D.

Amanda Stockton is an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. Prior to this appointment, she worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Her Ph.D. work was with Richard Mathies at UC Berkeley after she earned a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Brown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Stockton has extensive experience in the use of microcapillary electrophoresis, laser-induced fluorescence (µCE-LIF) to detect exceptionally low levels (sub-pptr) of organic molecules in astrobiologically relevant samples, including those from the Murchison meteorite, Atacama Desert, Saline Valley, Rio Tinto, etc… Her work also includes a significant field-work component, including the FELDSPAR project involving repeated expeditions to volcanic regions of Iceland as a Martian analog study.

Principal Investigator