Dr. Jamie Elsila Cook

Dr. Jamie Elsila Cook

  • (AST, SOLAR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS)
  • 301.286.9160
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 691
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Jamie Elsila (Cook) is an Astrochemist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with a research emphasis on stable isotopic signatures of extraterrestrial organic compounds. She is responsible for the isotopic measurement side of Goddard’s Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory and focuses her research on the measurement of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen stable isotopic ratios in extraterrestrial organics, including amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites and cometary material returned by the Stardust mission.  She is also a scientific Co-Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the Goddard Center for Astrobiology. 

    Current Projects

    Goddard Center for Astrobiology, NASA Astrobiology Institute

    NASA Cosmochemistry

    Positions/Employment

    5/2007 - Present

    Research Scientist

    Astrochemistry Lab, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    10/2006 - 5/2007

    Principal Investigator

    SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
    10/2004 - 10/2006

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
    9/1999 - 9/2004

    Graduate Student

    Chemistry Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    9/1996 - 12/1998

    Peace Corps Volunteer, Secondary Science and Math Education

    United States Peace Corps, Masasi, Tanzania
    1/1996 - 4/1996

    Intern

    NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

    Education

    Ph.D. (Chemistry - 2004) Stanford University, Stanford, CA

    B.A. (Chemistry, summa cum laude - 1996) Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

    Professional Societies

    American Chemical Society, 1999 - Present

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Jamie Elsila (Cook) is an Astrochemist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with a research emphasis on stable isotopic signatures of extraterrestrial organic compounds. She is responsible for the isotopic measurement side of Goddard’s Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory and focuses her research on the measurement of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen stable isotopic ratios in extraterrestrial organics, including amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites and cometary material returned by the Stardust mission.  She is also a scientific Co-Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the Goddard Center for Astrobiology. 

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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