Full Name
Dr. Henry Sun
Job Title
Associate Research Professor, Microbiology
Desert Research Institute
Speaker Bio
Dr. Henry Sun is an associate professor at the Desert Research Institute. Before joining DRI, in 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow, and later a staff scientist, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The main focus of his research is Mars and planetary life detection. Earthly, closer-to-home interests include the outsize ecological role of harvester ants in semiarid ecosystems and the important but largely under-appreciated role of rock-inhabiting cyanobacteria in the accelerated weathering of historical stone (marble) monuments around the world, including the Jefferson Memorial Dome.
Dr. Henry Sun