Natalie Grefenstette

Program Postdoctoral Fellow

Natalie will be working with Chris Kempes on the Agnostic Biosignatures project, which is a multi-institution NASA-funded project.

She has always been interested in understanding life, and how it started or could start in different environments. This fascination with understanding life in the universe compelled her to study biochemistry at UCL so that she might better understand how life, at least as it is here on Earth, works; and later to complete her Ph.D. in prebiotic chemistry so that she might better understand the chemical processes present at the start of life on Earth. She is interested in using this multidisciplinary background to help develop a deeper understanding of the organizing principles of biology and its very nature, and gain better understanding of life’s emergence on Earth and elsewhere. 

She received her Ph.D. from the University College London.