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Nikol Posnov

Department
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, shock level, and hydrothermal alteration in basalts.
  • Efficacy of shocked impact craters as a potential habitat and how it may relate to the origin and evolution of life.
  • Characterizing hydrothermal alteration in Vista Alegre and Vargeao Dome basaltic impact samples
Degrees Obtained

B.Sc Medical Science with Geology minor, University of Western Ontario (2018)

Awards & Scholarships
  • 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
  • Mitacs Globalink Research Award
  • SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) Travel Grant
  • Science International Engagement Fund (SIEF) Award
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) Travel/Research Grant
  • Robert and Ruth Lumsden Graduate Award in Earth Sciences
  • AESRC 2019 Best Student Poster Presentation Award