Dr. Mary Beth Wilhelm NASA Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist

Dr. Mary Beth Wilhelm

About Me

Dr. Mary Beth Wilhelm is an early-career Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. She researches the preservation of fossil biomarkers in Mars analog environments such as the Atacama Desert in Chile and Antarctica. She has also investigated geologic features on modern Mars potentially formed by water and is a member of the Curiosity Rover science team. Dr. Wilhelm began working at NASA Ames when she was 16 years old. She obtained her bachelors degree from Cornell University in 2012 and her Ph.D. in Planetary Science at Georgia Tech in 2017.