06/04/2010 05:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Janice Bishop -- Video

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute.

Watch a video of Dr. Janice Bishop giving a one-minute summary of her work.

2010-06-04-bishop.jpgJanice Bishop joined the SETI Institute in 1999 and is a senior research scientist at the Carl Sagan Center studying planetary spectroscopy and mineral physics. Most of her projects seek to identify minerals on Mars that can lead us to water. This work includes a combination of analysis of Martian hyperspectral image cubes, lab spectra of rocks, minerals and analog materials, and fieldwork to collect these analog samples. Dr. Bishop also investigates the spectral properties of meteorites and asteroids and studies interactions between minerals and microbes.