Catherine Maggiori is a Ph.D. candidate (Microbiology) at McGill University studying life detection methods and extremophile characterization in Mars analog environments.

Her research background includes expertise with several next-generation sequencing technologies, environmental microbiology fieldwork, and analysis of low-biomass metagenomes. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of microbial life and astrobiology in terms of planetary protection, biosignature detection, and extremophile metabolisms.”