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Dr. Gordon Osinski

Job Title
(Working) Thesis Title

Colonization of Shocked Basalt from Vargeão Dome and Vista Alegre, Brazil: Implications for the Search of Life on Mars.

Research Interest
  • Investigation of microbial colonization in impact-generated terrestrial basaltic targets.  
  • Relationship between biomass and shock levels in basalts.
  • Efficacy of shocked impact craters as a potential habitat and how it may relate to the origin and evolution of life.
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada Undergraduate Student Award
  • Undergraduate Pre-thesis Award, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario
  • Charles. A. Southworth Memorial Prize in Paleontology, Department of Earth Science, University of Western Ontario

Andres, C.N., Eyles, C.H., Jara, H., & Narro Perez, R. (2018; in press). Sedimentological analysis of Paleolake Jircacocha, Cordillera Blanca, Perú.Revista de Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña del INAIGEM.

Degrees Obtained

 M.Sc Geology and Planetary Science

University of Western Ontario

London, ON, Canada

Expected 2020

M.Sc. thesis project: In progress


B.Sc. summa cum laude in Honours Integrated Science (iSci) conc. in Earth and Environmental Sciences 

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON, Canada 

May 2018

B.Sc. thesis project: See 2018 publication (in press) “Sedimentological analysis of Paleolake Jircacocha, Cordillera Blanca, Perú”