Dr. Jamie Elsila Cook

Dr. Jamie Elsila Cook

  • RESEARCH 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 in the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory  at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  Her research emphasis is on abiotic extraterrestrial organic chemistry, particularly the abundances, distributions, and stable isotopic signatures of extraterrestrial organic compounds, including amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites, lunar samples, and cometary material returned by the Stardust mission. She is Co-Lead of the Fundamental Laboratory Research (FLaRe) Internal Scientist Funding Model work package. She is also a scientific Co-Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the Goddard Center for Astrobiology and a Collaborator on the science team for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. 

    Current Projects

    Goddard Center for Astrobiology, NASA Astrobiology Institute

    https://astrobiology.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    Fundamental Laboratory Research (FLaRe)

    https://ssed.gsfc.nasa.gov/MajorRandAThemes/FLaRe/index.html

    Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA)

    https://www.lpi.usra.edu/ANGSA/

    Analysis of volatile organics from previously unexamined, specially curated samples collected by Apollo 17 astronauts.

    Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures

    https://www.agnosticbiosignatures.org/

    Analysis of Soluble Organic Compounds in Meteorites and Other Extraterrestrial Materials

    Coordinated Organics Analysis for Extraterrestrial Samples

    Hayabusa2 soluble organic analysis

    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

    Professional Service

    • Member, CAPTEM Asteroids Subcommittee, 2017-present
    • From Interstellar Ices to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Symposium, Scientific Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee, 2015
    • Astrobiology Science Conference Scientific Organizing Committee, 2015
    • Meteorite Working Group Member, 2013-2015
    • NASA Astrobiology Roadmap Working Group, 2013-2014
    • OSIRIS-REx Science Team Collaborator, 2011-present
    • NASA Goddard Science Director’s Council, 2010-2011
    • Panelist, subpanel chair, and external reviewer for numerous ROSES panels 2007-present
       

    Awards

    • NASA Goddard Code 690 Peer Award, 2019
    • Robert H. Goddard Award for Exceptional Achievement in Science, 2015
    • NASA Goddard Code 690 Peer Award, 2015
    • Robert H. Goddard Award for Outreach (Team), 2013
    • NASA Early Career Achievement Medal, 2012
    • Robert H. Goddard Honor Awards for Quality and Process Improvement (Team), 2010
    • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005 – 2006
    • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, 2004 – 2005
    • Franklin Veatch Memorial Fellowship, Stanford University, 2002 – 2003
    • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1999 – 2001

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Glavin, D. P., H. L. McLain, J. P. Dworkin, et al. E. T. Parker, J. E. Elsila, J. C. Aponte, D. N. Simkus, C. I. Pozarycki, H. V. Graham, L. R. Nittler, and C. M. Alexander. 2020. "Abundant extraterrestrial amino acids in the primitive CM carbonaceous chondrite Asuka 12236." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, maps.13560 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13560]

    Vinogradoff, V., L. Remusat, H. L. McLain, et al. J. C. Aponte, S. Bernard, G. Danger, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, and M. Jaber. 2020. "Impact of Phyllosilicates on Amino Acid Formation under Asteroidal Conditions." ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 4 (8): 1398-1407 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00137]

    Aponte, J. C., H. L. McLain, D. N. Simkus, et al. J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, E. T. Parker, J. P. Dworkin, D. H. Hill, H. C. Connolly, and D. S. Lauretta. 2020. "Extraterrestrial organic compounds and cyanide in the CM2 carbonaceous chondrites Aguas Zarcas and Murchison." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (7): 1509-1524 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13531]

    Glavin, D. P., J. E. Elsila, H. L. McLain, et al. J. C. Aponte, E. T. Parker, J. P. Dworkin, D. H. Hill, H. C. Connolly, and D. S. Lauretta. 2020. "Extraterrestrial amino acids and L-enantiomeric excesses in the CM2 carbonaceous chondrites Aguas Zarcas and Murchison." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13451]

    Glavin, D. P., A. S. Burton, J. E. Elsila, J. C. Aponte, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "The Search for Chiral Asymmetry as a Potential Biosignature in our Solar System." Chemical Reviews, 120: 4660−4689 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00474]

    Simkus, D., J. C. Aponte, J. E. Elsila, et al. E. T. Parker, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "Methodologies for Analyzing Soluble Organic Compounds in Extraterrestrial Samples: Amino Acids, Amines, Monocarboxylic Acids, Aldehydes, and Ketones." Life, 9 (47): 30 pages [Full Text (Link)] [10.3390/life9020047]

    Simkus, D. N., J. C. Aponte, J. E. Elsila, et al. R. W. Hilts, H. L. McLain, and C. D. Herd. 2019. "New insights into the heterogeneity of the Tagish Lake meteorite: Soluble organic compositions of variously altered specimens." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54: 1283-1302 [10.1111/maps.13276]

    Unsalan, O., P. Jenniskens, Q. Yin, et al. E. Kaygisiz, J. Albers, D. L. Clark, M. Granvik, I. Demirkol, I. Y. Erdogan, A. S. Bengu, M. E. Özel, Z. Terzioglu, N. Gi, P. Brown, E. Yalcinkaya, T. Temel, D. K. Prabhu, D. K. Robertson, M. Boslough, D. R. Ostrowski, J. Kimberley, S. Er, D. J. Rowland, K. L. Bryson, C. Altunayar‐Unsalan, B. Ranguelov, A. Karamanov, D. Tatchev, Ö. Kocahan, M. I. Oshtrakh, A. A. Maksimova, M. S. Karabanalov, K. L. Verosub, E. Levin, I. Uysal, V. Hoffmann, T. Hiroi, V. Reddy, G. O. Ildiz, O. Bolukbasi, M. E. Zolensky, R. Hochleitner, M. Kaliwoda, S. Öngen, R. Fausto, B. A. Nogueira, A. V. Chukin, D. Karashanova, V. A. Semionkin, M. Yeşiltaş, T. Glotch, A. Yilmaz, J. M. Friedrich, M. E. Sanborn, M. Huyskens, K. Ziegler, C. D. Williams, M. Schönbächler, K. Bauer, M. M. Meier, C. Maden, H. Busemann, K. C. Welten, M. W. Caffee, M. Laubenstein, Q. Zhou, Q. Li, X. Li, Y. Liu, G. Tang, D. W. Sears, H. L. Mclain, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, P. Schmitt‐Kopplin, A. Ruf, L. LE Corre, N. Schmedemann, and (The Sariçiçek Meteorite Consortium). 2019. "The Sariçiçek howardite fall in Turkey: Source crater of HED meteorites on Vesta and impact risk of Vestoids." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54 (5): 953-1008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13258]

    Aponte, J. C., D. Whitaker, M. W. Powner, J. E. Cook, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "Analyses of Aliphatic Aldehydes and Ketones in Carbonaceous Chondrites." ACS Earth & Space Chemistry, 3: 463-472 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00006]

    Aponte, J. C., H. K. Woodward, N. M. Abreu, J. E. Elsila, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "Molecular distribution, 13C-isotope, and enantiomeric compositions of carbonaceous chondrite monocarboxylic acids." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54 (2): 415-430 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13216]

    Simkus, D. N., J. C. Aponte, R. W. Hilts, J. E. Elsila, and C. D. Herd. 2019. "Compound-specific carbon isotope compositions of aldehydes and ketones in the Murchison meteorite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54 (1): 142-156 [10.1111/maps.13202]

    Dworkin, J. P., L. A. Adelman, T. Ajluni, et al. A. V. Andronikov, J. C. Aponte, A. E. Bartels, E. Beshore, E. B. Bierhaus, J. R. Brucato, B. H. Bryan, A. S. Burton, M. P. Callahan, S. L. Castro-Wallace, B. C. Clark, S. J. Clemett, H. C. Connolly, W. E. Cutlip, S. M. Daly, V. E. Elliott, J. E. Elsila, H. L. Enos, D. F. Everett, I. A. Franchi, D. P. Glavin, H. V. Graham, J. E. Hendershot, J. W. Harris, S. L. Hill, A. R. Hildebrand, G. O. Jayne, R. W. Jenkens, K. S. Johnson, J. S. Kirsch, D. S. Lauretta, A. S. Lewis, J. J. Loiacono, C. C. Lorentson, J. R. Marshall, M. G. Martin, L. L. Matthias, H. L. McLain, S. R. Messenger, R. G. Mink, J. L. Moore, K. Nakamura-Messenger, J. A. Nuth, C. V. Owens, C. L. Parish, B. D. Perkins, M. S. Pryzby, C. A. Reigle, K. Righter, B. Rizk, J. F. Russell, S. A. Sandford, J. P. Schepis, J. Songer, M. F. Sovinski, S. E. Stahl, K. Thomas-Keprta, J. M. Vellinga, and M. S. Walker. 2018. "OSIRIS-REx Contamination Control Strategy and Implementation." Space Science Reviews, 214 (1): 19 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s11214-017-0439-4]

    Glavin, D. P., C. M. Alexander, J. C. Aponte, et al. J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, and H. Yabuta. 2018. "The Origin and Evolution of Organic Matter in Carbonaceous Chondrites and Links to Their Parent Bodies." Primitive Meteorites and Asteroids, Amsterdam, Netherlands: 205-271, ISBN: 978-0-12-813325-5. [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/b978-0-12-813325-5.00003-3]

    Pietrucci, F., J. C. Aponte Silva, R. D. Starr, et al. A. Pérez-Villa, J. E. Elsila, J. P. Dworkin, and M. Saitta. 2018. "Hydrothermal Decomposition of Amino Acids and Origins of Prebiotic Meteoritic Organic Compounds." ACS Earth & Space Chemistry, [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00025]

    Aponte, J. C., N. M. Abreu, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2017. "Distribution of aliphatic amines in CO, CV, and CK carbonaceous chondrites and relation to mineralogy and processing history." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52 (12): 2632–2646 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12959]

    Aponte, J. C., J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, et al. S. N. Milam, S. B. Charnley, and J. P. Dworkin. 2017. "Pathways to Meteoritic Glycine and Methylamine." ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 1 (1): 3-13 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.6b00014]

    Elsila, J. E., J. C. Aponte, D. G. Blackmond, et al. A. S. Burton, J. P. Dworkin, and D. P. Glavin. 2016. "Meteoritic Amino Acids: Diversity in Compositions Reflects Parent Body Histories." ACS Central Science, 2: 370-379 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acscentsci.6b00074]

    Aponte, J. C., H. L. McLain, J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2016. "Aliphatic Amines in Antarctic CR2, CM2, and CM1/2 Carbonaceous Chondrites." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 189: 296-311 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.gca.2016.06.018]

    Aponte, J. C., J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2015. "Indigenous aliphatic amines in the aqueously altered Orgueil meteorite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 50: 1733-1749 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12507]

    Elsila, J. E., M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, et al. H. L. McLain, S. K. Noble, and E. K. Gibson Jr.. 2015. "The origin of amino acids in lunar regolith samples." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 172: 357-369 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.gca.2015.10.008]

    Burton, A. S., H. L. McLain, D. P. Glavin, et al. J. E. Elsila, J. Davidson, K. E. Miller, A. V. Andronikov, D. Lauretta, and J. P. Dworkin. 2015. "Amino acid analyses of R and CK chondrites." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 50 (3): 470-482 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12433]

    Aponte, J. C., J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2014. "Assessing the origins of aliphatic amines in the Murchison meteorite from their compound-specific carbon isotopic ratios and enantiomeric composition." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141: 331-345 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.gca.2014.06.035 ]

    Burton, A. S., D. P. Glavin, J. E. Elsila, et al. J. P. Dworkin, P. Jenniskens, and Q. Z. Yin. 2014. "The amino acid composition of the Sutter's Mill CM2 carbonaceous chondrite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 49 (11): 2074-2086 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12281]

    Burton, A. S., S. Grunsfeld, J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2014. "The effects of parent-body hydrothermal heating on amino acid abundances in CI-like chondrites." Polar Science, 8: 255-263 [10.1016/j.polar.2014.05.002]

    Onstott, T. C., C. Magnabosco, A. D. Aubrey, et al. A. S. Burton, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, S. Grunsfeld, B. H. Cao, J. E. Hein, D. P. Glavin, T. L. Kieft, B. J. Silver, T. J. Phelps, E. Van Heerden, D. J. Opperman, and J. L. Bada. 2014. "Does aspartic acid racemization constrain the depth limit of the subsurface biosphere?" Geobiology , 12 (1): 1-19 [10.1111/gbi.12069]

    Callahan, M. P., A. S. Burton, J. E. Elsila, et al. E. M. Baker, K. E. Smith, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2013. "A search for amino acids and nucleobases in the Martian meteorite Roberts Massif 04262 using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48 (5): 786-795 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12103]

    Burton, A. S., J. E. Elsila, J. E. Hein, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2013. "Extraterrestrial amino acids identified in metal-rich CH and CB carbonaceous chondrites from Antarctica." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48 (3): 390-402 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12063]

    Jenniskens, P., M. D. Fries, Q.-Z. Yin, et al. M. Zolensky, A. N. Krot, S. A. Sandford, D. Sears, R. Beauford, D. S. Ebel, J. M. Friedrich, K. Nagashima, J. Wimpenny, A. Yamakawa, K. Nishiizumi, Y. Hamajima, M. W. Caffee, K. C. Welten, M. Laubenstein, A. M. Davis, S. B. Simon, P. R. Heck, E. D. Young, I. E. Kohl, M. H. Thiemens, M. H. Nunn, T. Mikouchi, K. Hagiya, K. Ohsumi, T. A. Cahill, J. A. Lawton, D. Barnes, A. Steele, P. Rochette, K. L. Verosub, J. Gattacceca, G. Cooper, D. P. Glavin, A. S. Burton, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, S. Pizzarello, R. Ogliore, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, M. Harir, N. Hertkorn, A. Verchovsky, M. Grady, K. Nagao, R. Okazaki, H. Takechi, T. Hiroi, K. Smith, E. A. Silber, P. G. Brown, J. Albers, D. Klotz, M. Hankey, R. Matson, J. A. Fries, R. J. Walker, I. Puchtel, C.-T. A. Lee, M. E. Erdman, G. R. Eppich, S. Roeske, Z. Gabelica, M. Lerche, M. Nuevo, B. Girten, and S. P. Worden. 2012. "Radar-Enabled Recovery of the Sutter's Mill Meteorite, a Carbonaceous Chondrite Regolith Breccia." Science, 338 (6114): 1583-1587 [10.1126/science.1227163]

    Elsila, J. E., D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, Z. Martins, and J. L. Bada. 2012. "Inconclusive evidence for nonterrestrial isoleucine enantiomeric excesses in primitive meteorites." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (48): E3288-E3288 [10.1073/pnas.1213261109]

    Elsila, J. E., S. B. Charnley, A. S. Burton, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "Compound-specific carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotopic ratios for amino acids in CM and CR chondrites and their use in evaluating potential formation pathways." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47 (9): 1517-1536 [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01415.x]

    Glavin, D. P., J. E. Elsila, A. S. Burton, et al. M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, R. W. Hilts, and C. D. Herd. 2012. "Unusual nonterrestrial l-proteinogenic amino acid excesses in the Tagish Lake meteorite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47 (8): 1347-1364 [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01400.x]

    Burton, A. S., J. E. Elsila, M. P. Callahan, et al. M. G. Martin, D. P. Glavin, N. M. Johnson, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "A propensity for n-ω-amino acids in thermally altered Antarctic meteorites." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47 (3): 374-386 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01341.x]

    Burton, A. S., J. E. Elsila, M. P. Callahan, et al. M. G. Martin, D. P. Glavin, N. M. Johnson, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "A propensity for n-ω-amino acids in thermally altered Antarctic meteorites ." Meteoritics and Planetary Science , 47: 374-386 [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01400.x ]

    Elsila, J. E., D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, Z. Martins, and J. L. Bada. 2012. "Inconclusive evidence for nonterrestrial isoleucine enantiomeric excesses in primitive meteorites." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 109 (48): E3288-E3288 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1073/pnas.1213261109]

    Elsila, J., S. B. Charnley, A. S. Burton, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "Compound-specific carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotopic ratios for amino acids in CM and CR chondrites and their use in evaluating potential formation pathways." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47 (9): 1517–1536 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01415.x]

    Burton, A. S., J. Stern, J. Elsila, D. Glavin, and J. Dworkin. 2012. "Understanding prebiotic chemistry through the analysis of extraterrestrial amino acids and nucleobases in meteorites." Chemical Society Reviews, 41: 5459-5472 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1039/C2CS35109A]

    Johnson, N. M., J. E. Elsila, M. Kopstein, and J. A. Nuth. 2012. "Carbon isotopic fractionation in Fischer-Tropsch-type reactions and relevance to meteorite organics." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: 1029-1034.

    Herd, C. D., A. Blinova, D. N. Simkus, et al. Y. Huang, R. Tarozo, C. M. Alexander, F. Gyngard, L. R. Nittler, G. D. Cody, M. L. Fogel, Y. Kebukawa, A. L. Kilcoyne, R. W. Hilts, G. F. Slater, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, M. P. Callahan, J. E. Elsila, B. T. De Gregorio, and R. M. Stroud. 2011. "Origin and Evolution of Prebiotic Organic Matter As Inferred from the Tagish Lake Meteorite." Science, 332 (6035): 1304-1307 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1126/science.1203290]

    Elsila, J. E., M. P. Callahan, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, and H. Brückner. 2011. "Distribution and stable isotopic composition of amino acids from fungal peptaibiotics: assessing the potential for meteoritic contamination." Astrobiology , 11 (2): 123-133 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1089/ast.2010.0505]

    Glavin, D. P., M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2010. "The effects of parent body processes on amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites." Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 45: 1948-1872. [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01132.x ]

    Glavin, D. P., A. Aubrey, M. P. Callahan, et al. J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, E. T. Parker, J. L. Bada, P. Jenniskens, and M. H. Shaddad. 2010. "Extraterrestrial amino acids in the Almahata Sitta meteorite." Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 45 (10-11): 1695-1709 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01094.x ]

    Sandford, S., S. Bajt, S. Clemett, et al. G. Cody, G. Cooper, B. Degregorio, V. de Vera, J. Dworkin, J. Elsila, G. Flynn, D. Glavin, A. Lanzirotti, T. Limero, M. Martin, C. Snead, M. Spencer, T. Stephan, A. Westphal, S. Wirick, R. Zare, and M. Zolensky. 2010. "Assessment and control of organic and other contaminants associated with the Stardust sample return from comet 81P/Wild 2." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 45 (3): 406-433 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01031.x]

    Elsila, J. E., D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2009. "Cometary glycine detected in samples returned by Stardust." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 44 (9): 1323-1330 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2009.tb01224.x]

    Nuevo, M., S. N. Milam, S. A. Sandford, J. E. Elsila, and J. P. Dworkin. 2009. "Formation of Uracil from the Ultraviolet Photo-Irradiation of Pyrimidine in Pure H2O Ices." ASTROBIOLOGY, 9 (7): [10.1089=ast.2008.0324]

    Ashbourn, S. F., J. E. Elsila, J. P. Dworkin, et al. M. P. Bernstein, S. A. Sandford, and L. J. Allamandola. 2007. "Ultraviolet photolysis of anthracene in H2O interstellar ice analogs: potential connection to meteoritic organics." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 42 (12): 2035-2041 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2007.tb01005.x]

    Elsila, J. E., J. P. Dworkin, M. P. Bernstein, M. Martin, and S. A. Sandford. 2007. "Mechanisms of amino acid formation in interstellar ice analogs." Astrophysical Journal, 660: 911-918.

    Elsila, J. E., M. R. Hammond, M. P. Bernstein, S. A. Sandford, and R. N. Zare. 2006. "UV photolysis of quinoline in interstellar ice analogs." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 41: 785-796.

    Elsila, J. E., N. P. de Leon, P. R. Buseck, and R. N. Zare. 2005. "Alkylation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in carbonaceous chondrites." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta , 69 (5): 1349-1357.

    Elsila, J. E., N. P. de Leon, F. L. Plows, P. R. Buseck, and R. N. Zare. 2005. "Extracts of impact breccia samples from Sudbury, Gardnos, and Ries impact craters and the effects of aggregation on C60 detection." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69: 2891-2899.

    Elsila, J. E., N. P. de Leon, and R. N. Zare. 2004. "Factors affecting quantitative analysis in laser desorption/laser ionization mass spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry , 76 (9): 2430-2437.

    Plows, F. L., J. E. Elsila, R. N. Zare, and P. R. Buseck. 2003. "Evidence that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in two carbonaceous chondrites predate parent-body formation." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 67 (7): 1429-1436.

    Bernstein, M. P., M. H. Moore, J. Elsila, et al. S. A. Sandford, L. J. Allamandola, and R. N. Zare. 2003. "Side group addition to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon coronene by proton irradiation in cosmic ice analogs." Astrophysical Journal , 576 (1): L25-L29.

    Bernstein, M. P., J. Elsila, J. P. Dworkin, et al. S. A. Sandford, L. J. Allamandola, and R. N. Zare. 2002. "Side group addition to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon coronene by ultraviolet photolysis in cosmic ice analogs." Astrophysical Journal , 576 (2): 1115-1120 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/341863]

    Elsila, J., L. J. Allamandola, and S. A. Sandford. 1997. "The 2140 cm−1(4.673 Microns) Solid CO Band: The Case for Interstellar O2and N2and the Photochemistry of Nonpolar Interstellar Ice Analogs." The Astrophysical Journal, 479 (2): 818-838 [10.1086/303906]

    Non-Refereed

    Getty, S. A., L. F. Lim, A. Grubisic, et al. A. E. Southard, J. Ferrance, M. A. Balvin, X. Li, T. Cornish, J. Elsila, L. A. Hess, C. A. Kotecki, J. G. Hagopian, and W. B. Brinckerhoff. 2019. "Future planetary instrument capabilities made possible by micro- and nanotechnology." Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications XI [10.1117/12.2519455]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Jamie Elsila (Cook) is an astrochemist in the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory  at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  Her research emphasis is on abiotic extraterrestrial organic chemistry, particularly the abundances, distributions, and stable isotopic signatures of extraterrestrial organic compounds, including amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites, lunar samples, and cometary material returned by the Stardust mission. She is Co-Lead of the Fundamental Laboratory Research (FLaRe) Internal Scientist Funding Model work package. She is also a scientific Co-Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the Goddard Center for Astrobiology and a Collaborator on the science team for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. 

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Glavin, D. P., H. L. McLain, J. P. Dworkin, et al. E. T. Parker, J. E. Elsila, J. C. Aponte, D. N. Simkus, C. I. Pozarycki, H. V. Graham, L. R. Nittler, and C. M. Alexander. 2020. "Abundant extraterrestrial amino acids in the primitive CM carbonaceous chondrite Asuka 12236." Meteoritics & Planetary Science maps.13560 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13560]

    Vinogradoff, V., L. Remusat, H. L. McLain, et al. J. C. Aponte, S. Bernard, G. Danger, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, and M. Jaber. 2020. "Impact of Phyllosilicates on Amino Acid Formation under Asteroidal Conditions." ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 4 (8): 1398-1407 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00137]

    Aponte, J. C., H. L. McLain, D. N. Simkus, et al. J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, E. T. Parker, J. P. Dworkin, D. H. Hill, H. C. Connolly, and D. S. Lauretta. 2020. "Extraterrestrial organic compounds and cyanide in the CM2 carbonaceous chondrites Aguas Zarcas and Murchison." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 55 (7): 1509-1524 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13531]

    Glavin, D. P., J. E. Elsila, H. L. McLain, et al. J. C. Aponte, E. T. Parker, J. P. Dworkin, D. H. Hill, H. C. Connolly, and D. S. Lauretta. 2020. "Extraterrestrial amino acids and L-enantiomeric excesses in the CM2 carbonaceous chondrites Aguas Zarcas and Murchison." Meteoritics & Planetary Science [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13451]

    Glavin, D. P., A. S. Burton, J. E. Elsila, J. C. Aponte, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "The Search for Chiral Asymmetry as a Potential Biosignature in our Solar System." Chemical Reviews 120 4660−4689 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00474]

    Simkus, D., J. C. Aponte, J. E. Elsila, et al. E. T. Parker, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "Methodologies for Analyzing Soluble Organic Compounds in Extraterrestrial Samples: Amino Acids, Amines, Monocarboxylic Acids, Aldehydes, and Ketones." Life 9 (47): 30 pages [Full Text (Link)] [10.3390/life9020047]

    Simkus, D. N., J. C. Aponte, J. E. Elsila, et al. R. W. Hilts, H. L. McLain, and C. D. Herd. 2019. "New insights into the heterogeneity of the Tagish Lake meteorite: Soluble organic compositions of variously altered specimens." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 54 1283-1302 [10.1111/maps.13276]

    Unsalan, O., P. Jenniskens, Q. Yin, et al. E. Kaygisiz, J. Albers, D. L. Clark, M. Granvik, I. Demirkol, I. Y. Erdogan, A. S. Bengu, M. E. Özel, Z. Terzioglu, N. Gi, P. Brown, E. Yalcinkaya, T. Temel, D. K. Prabhu, D. K. Robertson, M. Boslough, D. R. Ostrowski, J. Kimberley, S. Er, D. J. Rowland, K. L. Bryson, C. Altunayar‐Unsalan, B. Ranguelov, A. Karamanov, D. Tatchev, Ö. Kocahan, M. I. Oshtrakh, A. A. Maksimova, M. S. Karabanalov, K. L. Verosub, E. Levin, I. Uysal, V. Hoffmann, T. Hiroi, V. Reddy, G. O. Ildiz, O. Bolukbasi, M. E. Zolensky, R. Hochleitner, M. Kaliwoda, S. Öngen, R. Fausto, B. A. Nogueira, A. V. Chukin, D. Karashanova, V. A. Semionkin, M. Yeşiltaş, T. Glotch, A. Yilmaz, J. M. Friedrich, M. E. Sanborn, M. Huyskens, K. Ziegler, C. D. Williams, M. Schönbächler, K. Bauer, M. M. Meier, C. Maden, H. Busemann, K. C. Welten, M. W. Caffee, M. Laubenstein, Q. Zhou, Q. Li, X. Li, Y. Liu, G. Tang, D. W. Sears, H. L. Mclain, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, P. Schmitt‐Kopplin, A. Ruf, L. LE Corre, N. Schmedemann, and (The Sariçiçek Meteorite Consortium). 2019. "The Sariçiçek howardite fall in Turkey: Source crater of HED meteorites on Vesta and impact risk of Vestoids." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 54 (5): 953-1008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13258]

    Aponte, J. C., D. Whitaker, M. W. Powner, J. E. Cook, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "Analyses of Aliphatic Aldehydes and Ketones in Carbonaceous Chondrites." ACS Earth & Space Chemistry 3 463-472 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00006]

    Aponte, J. C., H. K. Woodward, N. M. Abreu, J. E. Elsila, and J. P. Dworkin. 2019. "Molecular distribution, 13C-isotope, and enantiomeric compositions of carbonaceous chondrite monocarboxylic acids." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 54 (2): 415-430 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.13216]

    Simkus, D. N., J. C. Aponte, R. W. Hilts, J. E. Elsila, and C. D. Herd. 2019. "Compound-specific carbon isotope compositions of aldehydes and ketones in the Murchison meteorite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 54 (1): 142-156 [10.1111/maps.13202]

    Dworkin, J. P., L. A. Adelman, T. Ajluni, et al. A. V. Andronikov, J. C. Aponte, A. E. Bartels, E. Beshore, E. B. Bierhaus, J. R. Brucato, B. H. Bryan, A. S. Burton, M. P. Callahan, S. L. Castro-Wallace, B. C. Clark, S. J. Clemett, H. C. Connolly, W. E. Cutlip, S. M. Daly, V. E. Elliott, J. E. Elsila, H. L. Enos, D. F. Everett, I. A. Franchi, D. P. Glavin, H. V. Graham, J. E. Hendershot, J. W. Harris, S. L. Hill, A. R. Hildebrand, G. O. Jayne, R. W. Jenkens, K. S. Johnson, J. S. Kirsch, D. S. Lauretta, A. S. Lewis, J. J. Loiacono, C. C. Lorentson, J. R. Marshall, M. G. Martin, L. L. Matthias, H. L. McLain, S. R. Messenger, R. G. Mink, J. L. Moore, K. Nakamura-Messenger, J. A. Nuth, C. V. Owens, C. L. Parish, B. D. Perkins, M. S. Pryzby, C. A. Reigle, K. Righter, B. Rizk, J. F. Russell, S. A. Sandford, J. P. Schepis, J. Songer, M. F. Sovinski, S. E. Stahl, K. Thomas-Keprta, J. M. Vellinga, and M. S. Walker. 2018. "OSIRIS-REx Contamination Control Strategy and Implementation." Space Science Reviews 214 (1): 19 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s11214-017-0439-4]

    Glavin, D. P., C. M. Alexander, J. C. Aponte, et al. J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, and H. Yabuta. 2018. "The Origin and Evolution of Organic Matter in Carbonaceous Chondrites and Links to Their Parent Bodies." Primitive Meteorites and Asteroids 205-271 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/b978-0-12-813325-5.00003-3]

    Pietrucci, F., J. C. Aponte Silva, R. D. Starr, et al. A. Pérez-Villa, J. E. Elsila, J. P. Dworkin, and M. Saitta. 2018. "Hydrothermal Decomposition of Amino Acids and Origins of Prebiotic Meteoritic Organic Compounds." ACS Earth & Space Chemistry [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00025]

    Aponte, J. C., N. M. Abreu, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2017. "Distribution of aliphatic amines in CO, CV, and CK carbonaceous chondrites and relation to mineralogy and processing history." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 52 (12): 2632–2646 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12959]

    Aponte, J. C., J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, et al. S. N. Milam, S. B. Charnley, and J. P. Dworkin. 2017. "Pathways to Meteoritic Glycine and Methylamine." ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 1 (1): 3-13 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acsearthspacechem.6b00014]

    Elsila, J. E., J. C. Aponte, D. G. Blackmond, et al. A. S. Burton, J. P. Dworkin, and D. P. Glavin. 2016. "Meteoritic Amino Acids: Diversity in Compositions Reflects Parent Body Histories." ACS Central Science 2 370-379 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1021/acscentsci.6b00074]

    Aponte, J. C., H. L. McLain, J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2016. "Aliphatic Amines in Antarctic CR2, CM2, and CM1/2 Carbonaceous Chondrites." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 189 296-311 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.gca.2016.06.018]

    Aponte, J. C., J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2015. "Indigenous aliphatic amines in the aqueously altered Orgueil meteorite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50 1733-1749 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12507]

    Elsila, J. E., M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, et al. H. L. McLain, S. K. Noble, and E. K. Gibson Jr.. 2015. "The origin of amino acids in lunar regolith samples." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 172 357-369 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.gca.2015.10.008]

    Burton, A. S., H. L. McLain, D. P. Glavin, et al. J. E. Elsila, J. Davidson, K. E. Miller, A. V. Andronikov, D. Lauretta, and J. P. Dworkin. 2015. "Amino acid analyses of R and CK chondrites." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50 (3): 470-482 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12433]

    Aponte, J. C., J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2014. "Assessing the origins of aliphatic amines in the Murchison meteorite from their compound-specific carbon isotopic ratios and enantiomeric composition." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 141 331-345 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.gca.2014.06.035 ]

    Burton, A. S., D. P. Glavin, J. E. Elsila, et al. J. P. Dworkin, P. Jenniskens, and Q. Z. Yin. 2014. "The amino acid composition of the Sutter's Mill CM2 carbonaceous chondrite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (11): 2074-2086 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12281]

    Burton, A. S., S. Grunsfeld, J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2014. "The effects of parent-body hydrothermal heating on amino acid abundances in CI-like chondrites." Polar Science 8 255-263 [10.1016/j.polar.2014.05.002]

    Onstott, T. C., C. Magnabosco, A. D. Aubrey, et al. A. S. Burton, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, S. Grunsfeld, B. H. Cao, J. E. Hein, D. P. Glavin, T. L. Kieft, B. J. Silver, T. J. Phelps, E. Van Heerden, D. J. Opperman, and J. L. Bada. 2014. "Does aspartic acid racemization constrain the depth limit of the subsurface biosphere?" Geobiology 12 (1): 1-19 [10.1111/gbi.12069]

    Callahan, M. P., A. S. Burton, J. E. Elsila, et al. E. M. Baker, K. E. Smith, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2013. "A search for amino acids and nucleobases in the Martian meteorite Roberts Massif 04262 using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48 (5): 786-795 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12103]

    Burton, A. S., J. E. Elsila, J. E. Hein, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2013. "Extraterrestrial amino acids identified in metal-rich CH and CB carbonaceous chondrites from Antarctica." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48 (3): 390-402 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/maps.12063]

    Jenniskens, P., M. D. Fries, Q.-Z. Yin, et al. M. Zolensky, A. N. Krot, S. A. Sandford, D. Sears, R. Beauford, D. S. Ebel, J. M. Friedrich, K. Nagashima, J. Wimpenny, A. Yamakawa, K. Nishiizumi, Y. Hamajima, M. W. Caffee, K. C. Welten, M. Laubenstein, A. M. Davis, S. B. Simon, P. R. Heck, E. D. Young, I. E. Kohl, M. H. Thiemens, M. H. Nunn, T. Mikouchi, K. Hagiya, K. Ohsumi, T. A. Cahill, J. A. Lawton, D. Barnes, A. Steele, P. Rochette, K. L. Verosub, J. Gattacceca, G. Cooper, D. P. Glavin, A. S. Burton, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, S. Pizzarello, R. Ogliore, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, M. Harir, N. Hertkorn, A. Verchovsky, M. Grady, K. Nagao, R. Okazaki, H. Takechi, T. Hiroi, K. Smith, E. A. Silber, P. G. Brown, J. Albers, D. Klotz, M. Hankey, R. Matson, J. A. Fries, R. J. Walker, I. Puchtel, C.-T. A. Lee, M. E. Erdman, G. R. Eppich, S. Roeske, Z. Gabelica, M. Lerche, M. Nuevo, B. Girten, and S. P. Worden. 2012. "Radar-Enabled Recovery of the Sutter's Mill Meteorite, a Carbonaceous Chondrite Regolith Breccia." Science 338 (6114): 1583-1587 [10.1126/science.1227163]

    Elsila, J. E., D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, Z. Martins, and J. L. Bada. 2012. "Inconclusive evidence for nonterrestrial isoleucine enantiomeric excesses in primitive meteorites." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (48): E3288-E3288 [10.1073/pnas.1213261109]

    Elsila, J. E., S. B. Charnley, A. S. Burton, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "Compound-specific carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotopic ratios for amino acids in CM and CR chondrites and their use in evaluating potential formation pathways." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47 (9): 1517-1536 [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01415.x]

    Glavin, D. P., J. E. Elsila, A. S. Burton, et al. M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, R. W. Hilts, and C. D. Herd. 2012. "Unusual nonterrestrial l-proteinogenic amino acid excesses in the Tagish Lake meteorite." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47 (8): 1347-1364 [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01400.x]

    Burton, A. S., J. E. Elsila, M. P. Callahan, et al. M. G. Martin, D. P. Glavin, N. M. Johnson, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "A propensity for n-ω-amino acids in thermally altered Antarctic meteorites." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47 (3): 374-386 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01341.x]

    Burton, A. S., J. E. Elsila, M. P. Callahan, et al. M. G. Martin, D. P. Glavin, N. M. Johnson, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "A propensity for n-ω-amino acids in thermally altered Antarctic meteorites ." Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47 374-386 [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01400.x ]

    Elsila, J. E., D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, Z. Martins, and J. L. Bada. 2012. "Inconclusive evidence for nonterrestrial isoleucine enantiomeric excesses in primitive meteorites." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109 (48): E3288-E3288 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1073/pnas.1213261109]

    Elsila, J., S. B. Charnley, A. S. Burton, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2012. "Compound-specific carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotopic ratios for amino acids in CM and CR chondrites and their use in evaluating potential formation pathways." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47 (9): 1517–1536 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01415.x]

    Burton, A. S., J. Stern, J. Elsila, D. Glavin, and J. Dworkin. 2012. "Understanding prebiotic chemistry through the analysis of extraterrestrial amino acids and nucleobases in meteorites." Chemical Society Reviews 41 5459-5472 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1039/C2CS35109A]

    Johnson, N. M., J. E. Elsila, M. Kopstein, and J. A. Nuth. 2012. "Carbon isotopic fractionation in Fischer-Tropsch-type reactions and relevance to meteorite organics." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47 1029-1034.

    Herd, C. D., A. Blinova, D. N. Simkus, et al. Y. Huang, R. Tarozo, C. M. Alexander, F. Gyngard, L. R. Nittler, G. D. Cody, M. L. Fogel, Y. Kebukawa, A. L. Kilcoyne, R. W. Hilts, G. F. Slater, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, M. P. Callahan, J. E. Elsila, B. T. De Gregorio, and R. M. Stroud. 2011. "Origin and Evolution of Prebiotic Organic Matter As Inferred from the Tagish Lake Meteorite." Science 332 (6035): 1304-1307 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1126/science.1203290]

    Elsila, J. E., M. P. Callahan, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, and H. Brückner. 2011. "Distribution and stable isotopic composition of amino acids from fungal peptaibiotics: assessing the potential for meteoritic contamination." Astrobiology 11 (2): 123-133 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1089/ast.2010.0505]

    Glavin, D. P., M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. 2010. "The effects of parent body processes on amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites." Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45 1948-1872. [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01132.x ]

    Glavin, D. P., A. Aubrey, M. P. Callahan, et al. J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, E. T. Parker, J. L. Bada, P. Jenniskens, and M. H. Shaddad. 2010. "Extraterrestrial amino acids in the Almahata Sitta meteorite." Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45 (10-11): 1695-1709 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01094.x ]

    Sandford, S., S. Bajt, S. Clemett, et al. G. Cody, G. Cooper, B. Degregorio, V. de Vera, J. Dworkin, J. Elsila, G. Flynn, D. Glavin, A. Lanzirotti, T. Limero, M. Martin, C. Snead, M. Spencer, T. Stephan, A. Westphal, S. Wirick, R. Zare, and M. Zolensky. 2010. "Assessment and control of organic and other contaminants associated with the Stardust sample return from comet 81P/Wild 2." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (3): 406-433 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01031.x]

    Elsila, J. E., D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. 2009. "Cometary glycine detected in samples returned by Stardust." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44 (9): 1323-1330 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2009.tb01224.x]

    Nuevo, M., S. N. Milam, S. A. Sandford, J. E. Elsila, and J. P. Dworkin. 2009. "Formation of Uracil from the Ultraviolet Photo-Irradiation of Pyrimidine in Pure H2O Ices." ASTROBIOLOGY 9 (7): [10.1089=ast.2008.0324]

    Ashbourn, S. F., J. E. Elsila, J. P. Dworkin, et al. M. P. Bernstein, S. A. Sandford, and L. J. Allamandola. 2007. "Ultraviolet photolysis of anthracene in H2O interstellar ice analogs: potential connection to meteoritic organics." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 42 (12): 2035-2041 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1111/j.1945-5100.2007.tb01005.x]

    Elsila, J. E., J. P. Dworkin, M. P. Bernstein, M. Martin, and S. A. Sandford. 2007. "Mechanisms of amino acid formation in interstellar ice analogs." Astrophysical Journal 660 911-918.

    Elsila, J. E., M. R. Hammond, M. P. Bernstein, S. A. Sandford, and R. N. Zare. 2006. "UV photolysis of quinoline in interstellar ice analogs." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41 785-796.

    Elsila, J. E., N. P. de Leon, P. R. Buseck, and R. N. Zare. 2005. "Alkylation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in carbonaceous chondrites." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 69 (5): 1349-1357

    Elsila, J. E., N. P. de Leon, F. L. Plows, P. R. Buseck, and R. N. Zare. 2005. "Extracts of impact breccia samples from Sudbury, Gardnos, and Ries impact craters and the effects of aggregation on C60 detection." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69 2891-2899.

    Elsila, J. E., N. P. de Leon, and R. N. Zare. 2004. "Factors affecting quantitative analysis in laser desorption/laser ionization mass spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry 76 (9): 2430-2437

    Plows, F. L., J. E. Elsila, R. N. Zare, and P. R. Buseck. 2003. "Evidence that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in two carbonaceous chondrites predate parent-body formation." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 67 (7): 1429-1436

    Bernstein, M. P., M. H. Moore, J. Elsila, et al. S. A. Sandford, L. J. Allamandola, and R. N. Zare. 2003. "Side group addition to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon coronene by proton irradiation in cosmic ice analogs." Astrophysical Journal 576 (1): L25-L29

    Bernstein, M. P., J. Elsila, J. P. Dworkin, et al. S. A. Sandford, L. J. Allamandola, and R. N. Zare. 2002. "Side group addition to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon coronene by ultraviolet photolysis in cosmic ice analogs." Astrophysical Journal 576 (2): 1115-1120 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/341863]

    Elsila, J., L. J. Allamandola, and S. A. Sandford. 1997. "The 2140 cm−1(4.673 Microns) Solid CO Band: The Case for Interstellar O2and N2and the Photochemistry of Nonpolar Interstellar Ice Analogs." The Astrophysical Journal 479 (2): 818-838 [10.1086/303906]

    Non-Refereed

    Getty, S. A., L. F. Lim, A. Grubisic, et al. A. E. Southard, J. Ferrance, M. A. Balvin, X. Li, T. Cornish, J. Elsila, L. A. Hess, C. A. Kotecki, J. G. Hagopian, and W. B. Brinckerhoff. 2019. "Future planetary instrument capabilities made possible by micro- and nanotechnology." Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications XI [10.1117/12.2519455]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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