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AST, PLANETARY STUDIES
Aaron Regberg is a geomicrobiologist within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). He is also the Planetary Protection Officer for the Johnson Space Center. Dr. Regberg uses culture based methods as well as next generation DNA sequencing to monitor the microbiology in Astromaterials Curation facilities at JSC. He is interested in microbe mineral interactions that may affect astromaterials as well as the potential for forward contamination from crewed exploration missions. Aaron is particularly interested in fungal ecology in the built environment.