Episode 97: How Can the Ocean Teach Us About Deep Space?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Julie Huber, Oceanographer at WHOI

Dr. Julie Huber, scientist

JULIE HUBER is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She is an oceanographer who studies microbial life in deep-sea crustal ocean habitats. She has led and participated in numerous deep-sea expeditions using human-occupied, remotely operated, and autonomous vehicles to study microbial life on and beneath the seafloor around the world. A 2007 NASA Astrobiology Institute postdoctoral fellow, Julie also received the L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Washington.




Dr Julie Huber in the Alvin

Dr. Julie Huber in the Alvin submersible



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