We'll be joined by life sciences graduate and astrobiologist Anushree Srivastava.
12:00 - 13:00
Lectures, talks and seminars
After Essex celebrates the journeys and accomplishments of our diverse and inspiring alumni around the globe.
Anushree Srivastava (MSc Biotechnology, 2016) dedicates her career to the exploration of planet Mars.
Originally from Northern India, Anushree was inspired to study at Essex after reading an article on astrobiology research conducted by Dr Terry McGenity from the School of Life Sciences.
The knowledge and experience Anushree gained during her Masters helped her to secure a position as Crew Biologist with The Mars Society. Straight after graduation she took part in a simulation mission in the Utah desert, a landscape as close to Mars as can be found on Earth. For her participation and contribution to the mission, she was shortlisted as a finalist in the British Council UK Alumni Awards in 2018.
Since then, Anushree has taken part in various other projects to support further research of the planet and worked for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission in the USA.
She is now studying for a PhD in Astrobiology where her research focuses on understanding the saline environments of Mars.
Live from India, and in conversation with Dr Terry McGenity, Anushree joins us to discuss her extraordinary journey after Essex.
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