Christopher House

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Professor, Geosciences

Research Summary

Research interests include astrobiology, microbial paleontology, microbial diversity and cultivation, molecular evolution and geonomics, and geomicrobiology.

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Recent Publications

Origin of life on mars: Suitability and opportunities

Clark, B. C., Kolb, V. M., Steele, A., House, C. H., Lanza, N. L., Gasda, P. J., Vanbommel, S. J., Newsom, H. E. & Martínez-Frías, J., Jun 2021, In: Life. 11, 6, 539.

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Generalized Stoichiometry and Biogeochemistry for Astrobiological Applications

Kempes, C. P., Follows, M. J., Smith, H., Graham, H., House, C. H. & Levin, S. A., Jul 2021, In: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 83, 7, 73.

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The grayness of the origin of life

Smith, H. H., Hyde, A. S., Simkus, D. N., Libby, E., Maurer, S. E., Graham, H. V., Kempes, C. P., Lollar, B. S., Chou, L., Ellington, A. D., Fricke, G. M., Girguis, P. R., Grefenstette, N. M., Pozarycki, C. I., House, C. H. & Johnson, S. S., Jun 2021, In: Life. 11, 6, 498.

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Origin of a global carbonate layer deposited in the aftermath of the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary impact

Bralower, T. J., Cosmidis, J., Heaney, P. J., Kump, L. R., Morgan, J. V., Harper, D. T., Lyons, S. L., Freeman, K. H., Grice, K., Wendler, J. E., Zachos, J. C., Artemieva, N., Chen, S. A., Gulick, S. P. S., House, C. H., Jones, H. L., Lowery, C. M., Nims, C., Schaefer, B., Thomas, E. & 1 others, Vajda, V., Oct 15 2020, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 548, 116476.

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Ceres: Astrobiological Target and Possible Ocean World

Castillo-Rogez, J. C., Neveu, M., Scully, J. E. C., House, C. H., Quick, L. C., Bouquet, A., Miller, K., Bland, M., De Sanctis, M. C., Ermakov, A., Hendrix, A. R., Prettyman, T. H., Raymond, C. A., Russell, C. T., Sherwood, B. E. & Young, E., Feb 2020, In: Astrobiology. 20, 2, p. 269-291 23 p.

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Relict Ocean Worlds: Ceres

De Sanctis, M. C., Mitri, G., Castillo-Rogez, J., House, C. H., Marchi, S., Raymond, C. A. & Sekine, Y., Jun 1 2020, In: Space Science Reviews. 216, 4, 60.

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A Lacustrine Paleoenvironment Recorded at Vera RubinRidge, Gale Crater: Overview of the Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Observed by the Mars ScienceLaboratory Curiosity Rover

Edgar, L. A., Fedo, C. M., Gupta, S., Banham, S. G., Fraeman, A. A., Grotzinger, J. P., Stack, K. M., Stein, N. T., Bennett, K. A., Rivera-Hernández, F., Sun, V. Z., Edgett, K. S., Rubin, D. M., House, C. & Van Beek, J., Mar 1 2020, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 125, 3, e2019JE006307.

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Extraformational sediment recycling on Mars

Edgett, K. S., Banham, S. G., Bennett, K. A., Edgar, L. A., Edwards, C. S., Fairen, A. G., Fedo, C. M., Fey, D. M., Garvin, J. B., Grotzinger, J. P., Gupta, S., Henderson, M. J., House, C. H., Mangold, N., McLennan, S. M., Newsom, H. E., Rowland, S. K., Siebach, K. L., Thompson, L., VanBommel, S. J. & 3 others, Wiens, R. C., Williams, R. M. E. & Yingst, R. A., Dec 1 2020, In: Geosphere. 16, 6, p. 1508-1537 30 p.

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Metabolic potentials of archaeal lineages resolved from metagenomes of deep Costa Rica sediments

Farag, I. F., Biddle, J. F., Zhao, R., Martino, A. J., House, C. H. & León-Zayas, R. I., Jun 1 2020, In: ISME Journal. 14, 6, p. 1345-1358 14 p.

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Evidence for a Diagenetic Origin of Vera Rubin Ridge, Gale Crater, Mars: Summary and Synthesis of Curiosity's Exploration Campaign

Fraeman, A. A., Edgar, L. A., Rampe, E. B., Thompson, L. M., Frydenvang, J., Fedo, C. M., Catalano, J. G., Dietrich, W. E., Gabriel, T. S. J., Vasavada, A. R., Grotzinger, J. P., L'Haridon, J., Mangold, N., Sun, V. Z., House, C. H., Bryk, A. B., Hardgrove, C., Czarnecki, S., Stack, K. M., Morris, R. V. & 23 others, Arvidson, R. E., Banham, S. G., Bennett, K. A., Bridges, J. C., Edwards, C. S., Fischer, W. W., Fox, V. K., Gupta, S., Horgan, B. H. N., Jacob, S. R., Johnson, J. R., Johnson, S. S., Rubin, D. M., Salvatore, M. R., Schwenzer, S. P., Siebach, K. L., Stein, N. T., Turner, S. M. R., Wellington, D. F., Wiens, R. C., Williams, A. J., David, G. & Wong, G. M., Dec 2020, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 125, 12, e2020JE006527.

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