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Nine Circles Research Group

The Nine Circles Cosmochemistry research group is led by founding member Dante Lauretta and is supported by the LPL and NASA. The group consists of staff scientists, post doctoral research associates, graduate and undergraduate students, amongst others.

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2010 - 2008 - 2007 - 2005 - 2004

Current Members

Dante S. Lauretta

Dr Dante Lauretta



Associate Professor
Director of Southwest Meteorite Center
Group Leader
OSIRIS-Rex Deputy PI

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Harold C. Connolly Jr.

Dr Harold Connolly



Professor, CUNY
Adjunct Professor, LPL
Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History

http://haroldconnolly.com

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Alex Andronikov

Dr Alex Andronikov




Associate Staff Scientist
LA-ICP-MS Lab Manager

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Marvin Killgore

Marvin Killgore




Curator of the Southwest Meteorite Center
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Dolores Hill

Dolores Hill




Staff Scientist

Irina Andronikova

Irina Andronikova




Research Technician

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Glinda Davidson

Glinda Davidson




Administrative Support


Graduate Students

Kelly Miller



2011 - Present
Graduate Student



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Michelle Thompson 2011 - Present
Graduate Student



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Alumni

Staff Alumni

Julia Goreva

Julia Goreva






Post Doctoral Research Associates

Jemma Davidson

Dr Jemma Davidson



Development of simultaneous LA-ICP-MS and LIBS for the study of extraterrestrial materials.

PhD 2009 (Open University)

Now at UH at Manoa

www.cosmochemist.com




Graduate Students

Devin Schrader

Devin Schrader


The formation and aqueous alteration of the Renazzo-like carbonaceous chondrites.

PhD (2012)

Now at UH at Manoa

www.devinschrader.com

Kathryn Gardner-Vandy

Kathryn Gardner-Vandy



Melting and differentiation of asteroids in the early solar system via the study of primitive achondrites and heating experiments.

PhD (2012)

www.cosmochemist.com/katgardnervandy

Eve Berger

Eve Berger


Formation and stability of Cu/Fe- sulfides at low temperatures. Characterization of rare sulfides in Stardust and CI chondrites.

PhD (2011)

Now at NASA JSC

Eric Palmer

Dr Eric Palmer


Aqueous alteration of CM meteorites.

PhD (2009)

Now at the PSI

Jade Bond

Dr Jade Bond


Chemical compositions of extrasolar planetary systems.

PhD (2008)
Now at the PSI

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~jbond/
Celinda Marsh

Celinda Marsh



M.S. (2007)

Matt Pasek

Dr Matt Pasek


Origin of life using phosphorus redox cosmobiogeochemistry.

PhD (2006)
Now at University of South Florida

http://geology.usf.edu/faculty/mpasek/

Fred Ciesla

Dr Fred Ciesla


Formation of planetary systems by numerical modelling.

PhD (2003)
Now at the University of Chicago

http://geosci.uchicago.edu/people/ciesla.shtml

Kristin Block






Naydene Hays








Undergraduate Interns

Katrina Jackson

Katrina Jackson


College Letters Arts Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies

Courtney King

Courtney King


Partial melting on the CR chondrite parent body: understanding the relationship between CR chondrites and primitive achondrites with Kathryn Gardner-Vandy.

College of Science
Geosciences/Mathematics 2/Planetary Sciences


Rachel Maxwell

Rachel Maxwell





Lujendra Ojha

Lujendra Ojha








Jennifer Sierchio

Jennifer Sierchio





Daniella Della Giustina (2004-2008)

Devin Schrader (2005-2006)

Alyssa La Blue (2003-2005)

Virginia Smith (2003-2004)

Frances McQueen (2002-2003)

Matthew Rodriguez

Adria Brooks