Tori Hoehler, PhD

NASA-Ames Research Scientist, Space Sciences and Astrobiology Division

Exoplanets, the Hundreds of Confirmed Planets Outside Our Solar System


Tori Hoehler has been at research scientist at the NASA Ames Center since 2001. Prior to working at NASA Ames, he earned a PhD in Marine Chemistry and Biogeochemistry at the University of North Carolina, and in 1992, Hoehler earned a BS in Chemistry with Highest honors and Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina.

His research interests include Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry, with an emphasis on anaerobic processes, hydrogen cycling, and bioenergetics plus subsurface and low energy ecosystems and planetary habitability.

Dr Hoehler is also a Collaborating Research Scientist with the Mars Science Laboratory and a member of the Europa lander science definition team. He is also on the editorial board of Astrobiology, Geobiology, Environmental Microbiology, and Frontiers in Microbiological Chemistry.

In 2009 he was the Carl Sagan Lecturer at the American Geophysical Union. In 2007, he was a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow within the National Academy of Sciences.