Bryan Rodriguez-Colon


Bryan Rodriguez-Colon
  • PhD Student

Contact Info


Biography

Advisor: 

Dr. Jennifer Roberts

 

Education

B.S. in Biology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 2017
B.S. in Geology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 2017
M.S. in Geology, University of Kansas, 2020

Research

Bryan Rodriguez Colon is interested in the geobiological processes behind the formation of modern hypersaline microbialite systems and its implications to astrobiology and planetary science exploration. He also investigates the role of microorganisms in the nucleation and mineralization of magnesium carbonates under low-temperature conditions.

Bryan is also very passionate about science communication—specially to underrepresented Latinx communities—by engaging in social media platforms and by creating bilingual multimedia content.

Topics of interest:

  • Geomicrobiology
  • Geobiology
  • Astrobiology
  • Life in Extreme Environments
  • Microbial Carbonates
  • Bioinformatics
  • Planetary Science
  • Science Communication

Awards & Honors