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Leslie Galstaun

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Life Sciences
Core Lab Technician
School of Life Sciences
 Leslie Galstaun

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Biography

My research uses light alkane ratios (principally methane and ethane) as biosignatures of microbial activity, and linking these to Mars-analogous environments as part of a larger research effort focusing on determining the origin of gaseous hydrocarbons on Mars. I use cavity ring-down spectroscopy and gas chromatography in my analyses.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology University of Essex (2018)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Light alkane ratios as biosignatures of microbial activity

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Steinke , Dr. Terry McGenity

Contact

ligals@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus