2017

Carr CE, A. Mojarro, J. Hachey, A. Pontefract, R. Doebler, M. Brown, G. Ruvkun, and M. T. Zuber. Progress and Challenges for Life Detection via Nucleic Acid Sequencing. Astrobiology Science Conference, Mesa, Arizona, April 24–28, 2017. Abstract #3395 PDF

J. Hachey, A. Pontefract, M. T. Zuber, G. Ruvkun, C. E. Carr. Sequencing Nothing: Exploring Failure Modes of Nanopore Sensing and Implications for Life Detection. Astrobiology Science Conference, Mesa, Arizona, April 24–28, 2017. Abstract # 3454 PDF

A. Mojarro, J. Hachey, R. Bailey, M. Brown, R. Doebler, G. Ruvkun, M. T. Zuber, C. E. Carr. Nucleic Acid Extraction and Sequencing from Low-Biomass Synthetic Mars Analog Soils. Lunar & Planetary Sci XLVIII, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2017. Abstract # 1585 PDF

A. Pontefract, J. Hachey, A. Mojarro, V. K. Walker, H. Rowedder, T. F. Zhu, C. Lui, M. T. Zuber, G. Ruvkun, C. E. Carr. Understanding Habitability and Biosignature Preservation in a Hypersaline Mars Analog Environment: Lessons from Spotted Lake. Lunar & Planetary Sci XLVIII, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2017. Abstract # 1124 PDF

Tani J, Ruvkun G, Zuber MT, Carr CE. On Neuromorphic Architectures for Efficient, Robust, and Adaptable Autonomy in Life Detection and Other Deep Space Missions. Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, Washington, DC – Feb 27-Mar 1, 2017. Abstract # 8080 Poster PDF

In Press

Carr CE, Mojarro A, Hachey J, Saboda K, Tani J, Bhattaru SA, Smith A, Pontefract A, Zuber MT, Finney M, Doebler R, Brown M, Talbot R, Nguyen V, Bailey R, Ferguson T, Church G, Ruvkun G. Towards In Situ Sequencing for Life Detection. Aerospace Conference, 2017 IEEE. March 4-11, Big Sky, Montana. Session 2.07 In Situ Instruments for Landed Surface Exploration, Orbiters and Flybys. Paper # 2353 ResearchGate

Bhattaru SA, Tani J, Carr CE. Cold Testing of Conductive Bridging Random Access Memory for Space Applications. Aerospace Conference, 2017 IEEE. March 4-11, Big Sky, Montana. Session 7.09 Electronics for Extreme Environments. Paper # 2250 ResearchGate

2016

Hachey J, Mojarro A, Tani J, Smith A, Pontefract A, Bhattaru SA, Saboda K, Ruvkun G, Zuber MT, Carr CE. Single Molecule Sequencing for Life Detection Beyond Earth. Nanopore Community Meeting, New York, NY, December 1-2, 2016 (poster).

Mojarro A, Hachey J, Tani J, Smith A, Bhattaru SA, Pontefract A, Doebler R, Brown M, Ruvkun G, Zuber MT, Carr CE. SETG: Nucleic Acid Extraction and Sequencing for In Situ Life Detection on Mars. 3rd International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions. Pasadena, CA, October 24-27, 2016. Abstract #4095. PDF

Carr CE, Mojarro A, Tani J, Bhattaru SA, Zuber MT, Doebler R, Brown M, Herrington K, Talbot R, Fuller C, Finney M, Church G, Ruvkun G. Advancing the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes. Aerospace Conference, 2016 IEEE, March 5-12, Big Sky, Montana. doi:10.1109/AERO.2016.7500859 PDF or Citation from IEEE Xplore.

Harrison TN, Pontefract AJ, Osinski GR, Tornabene LL, Carr CE, Conway SJ, Battler M, Soare RJ. Hydrogeological Constraints on Gully Formation and the Effects on Microbial Colonization. Lunar & Planetary Sci XLVII, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2016. Abstract # 2247. PDF

Mojarro A, Ruvkun G, Zuber MT, Carr CE. Methods for Extracting Nucleic Acids from Mars Analog Regolith. Lunar & Planetary Sci XLVII, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21-25, 2016. Abstract # 1643. PDF | Poster


2015

Mojarro A, Ruvkun G, Zuber MT, Carr CE. Human Exploration of Mars at Valles Marineris: The Past, Present, and Future of Life on Mars. First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars, Houston, TX, Oct 27-30. Abstract #1036, 2015. JMarsPDF | Slides | Video | Workshop Details | All Presentations


2013

Carr CE, Rowedder H, Lui C, Zlatkovsky I, Papalias CW, Bolander J, Myers J, Rothberg JM, Zuber MT, Ruvkun G. Radiation resistance of sequencing chips for in-situ life detection. Astrobiology (2013) , 13(6). PDF

Carr CE, Zuber MT, Ruvkun G. Life Detection with the Enceladus Orbiting Sequencer. Aerospace Conference, 2013 IEEE (2-9 March 2013). Paper # 2368. PDF

Carr CE, Rowedder H, Vafadari C, Lui C, Cascio E, Zuber M, and Ruvkun G. Radiation resistance of biological reagents for in-situ life detection. Astrobiology Jan 2013, 13(1): 68-78.PDF


2011

Lui C, Carr CE, Rowedder H, Ruvkun G, Zuber M. SETG: An instrument for detection of life on Mars ancestrally related to life on Earth. Aerospace Conference, 2011 IEEE (11 April 2011). PDF


2010

Carr CE, Lui CS, Zuber MT, Ruvkun G. How the Common Ancenstry Hypothesis informs the search for Life on Mars. Astrobiology Science Conference (2010), abstract 5536 PDF

Johnson SS, Amaral-Zettler L, Haas B, Amils R, Carr C, Ruvkun G. Metagenomic Sequencing of the Rio TInto. Astrobiology Science Conference (2010), abstract 5529 PDF


2009

Johnson SS, Car CE, Amils R, Zuber M, Ruvkun G. Extensive sequencing approaches to the search for life: initial results from the Rio Tinto. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2009), abstract 2532 PDF


2008

Isenbarger TA*, Carr CE*, Johnson SS, Finney M, Church GM, Gilbert W, Zuber MT, Ruvkun G. The most conserved genome segments for life detection on Earth and other planets. Orig Life Evol Biosph (2008), vol. 38 pp. 517–33 * Equal contributions PubMed | CrossRef

Isenbarger TA, Finney M, Rios-Velazquez C, Handelsman J, Ruvkun G. Miniprimer PCR, A New Lens for Viewing the Microbial World. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (2008) vol. 74 (3) pp. 840-849 PubMed | CrossRef