Science Team Principal Investigator Peter Smith is supported by a science team with experience in all previous landed Mars missions. The team's scientific background includes experience in hydrology, geology, chemistry, biology, and atmospheric science.

Teams: ScienceProjectPayloadSpacecraft
PIT
Crosscutting Science
Role
Peter Smith, University of Arizona
Principal Investigator
Leslie Tamppari, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Project Scientist,
Co-Investigator
Ray Arvidson, Washington University, St. Louis
Co-Investigator, Robotic Arm, Archiving Lead
Diana Blaney, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Co-Investigator, Soil Science, Geological Studies
Ben Clark, Lockheed Martin
Co-Investigator, Geochemistry, Planetary Protection
Chris McKay, NASA Ames Research Center
Co-Investigator, Biological Interpretation
Mike Mellon, University of Colorado
Co-Investigator, Regolith Studies, Surface-Atmosphere Interaction
Richard Morris, NASA Johnson Space Center
Co-Investigator, Analogs, Mineralogical Interpretation
Imaging Systems
Role
Mark Lemmon, Texas A&M University
Co-Investigator, SSI Lead, Dust Cycles
Eric DeJong, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Co-Investigator, Panoramic Imaging, E/PO
Uwe Keller, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Co-Investigator, Atmospheres
Mike Malin, Malin Space Science Systems
Co-Investigator, Geomorphology, Imagers
Wojciech Markiewicz, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Co-Investigator, Atmospheric Modeling
Carol Stoker, NASA Ames Research Center
Co-Investigator, 3-D Mapping, Spectroscopy, Habitability
TEGA
Role
William Boynton, University of Arizona
Co-Investigator, TEGA Lead, Geochemistry
John Hoffman, University of Texas, Dallas
Co-Investigator, Geochemical Assessment
Doug Ming, NASA Johnson Space Center
Co-Investigator, Calibration Lead, Soils, Geochemistry
Aaron Zent, NASA Ames Research Center
Co-Investigator, Soil-Atmosphere Interaction
MECA
Role
Michael Hecht, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Co-Investigator, MECA Lead, Material Properties
Sam Kounaves, Tufts University
Co-Investigator, Wet Chemistry Lab Lead, Chemical Analysis
John Marshall, SETI Institute
Co-Investigator, Soil Science, Geological Studies
Urs Staufer, University of Neuchatel
Co-Investigator, Atomic Force Microscope, Soil Analysis
Meteorology
Role
Co-Investigator, Meteorology
David Catling, University of Bristol
Co-Investigator, Atmospheric Structure, Climate-Surface studies
Nilton Renno, University of Michigan
Co-Investigator, Planetary Boundary Layer, Water Cycle