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Amity Astrobiology Team 

Jovel Varghese 

Jovel is a BTech (Biotechnology) student and Astrobiology team member at Amity University Mumbai. He will be working with Dr Parag Vaishampayan and Dr Afshin Khan at Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group at NASA JPL and helping develop biocontrol approaches for growing plants on the International Space Station and for Future Human Habitats. 

Nidhi Goswami 

Nidhi has completed her B. Sc. in Microbiology from Fergusson College, Pune. She joined the M. Sc. Biotechnology program at Amity University Mumbai and became a part of ACOEA family. Her particular interest in this field concerns with Origin of life in hot spring environment & the study of microbial survival in the extraterrestrial environment. 

Shireen Mathur 

Shireen is a BTech (Aerospace Engineering) student and Astrobiology team member at Amity University Mumbai. She has recently been selected for the prestigious Blue Marble Space Young Scientist Program to undertake her summer internship with Dr Dimitra Atri (Research Scientist New York University, Abu Dhabi) on "Radiation and its effects on astronaut health in long-term space missions." 

Project Description : Astronauts are exposed to an increased amount of radiation during long-term space missions in outer space. The project will include computation of radiation doses using simple tools to understand and estimate the effects of long-term radiation exposure on astronaut health. It will focus on the Low Earth Orbit, transit to Mars, and radiation exposure on the Martian surface. 

Tanvi Pataskar 

Tanvi joined the M. Sc. Biotechnology program at Amity University Mumbai and became a part of ACOEA family. Her particular interest in this field concerns with Origin of life in hot spring environment & the study of microbial survival in the extraterrestrial environment. 

 
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