ICAMSR - International Committee Against Mars Sample Return

Barry E. DiGregorio - Founder and Director: Barry is a research associate for the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology in UK (Homepage) and a professional science writer. He is also the author of the book "Mars: The Living Planet", a 1997 re-examination of the Viking biology results.

Darlene Cypser - Legal Consultant: Darlene is a Colorado based Attorney who in 1993 published a paper "International Law & Policy of Extraterrestrial Planetary Protection" in "Jurimetrics - Journal of Law, Science & Technology" (vol.33 No. 2 pp 315-339 1993). You can preview a synopsis of this interesting paper.

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe - Science Consultant: Dr. Wickramasinghe is the Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology in UK. Visit his Homepage.

Dr. Troy D. Wood - Science Consultant: Dr. Wood is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Buffalo, New York. He is an expert in the fields of Analytical Chemistry; Mass Spectroscopy and Macromolecular Structure. Visit his Homepage.

Dr. Ron L. Levin - Science Advisor and Consultant: Dr. Ron Levin has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is currently an Engineering Fellow at Raytheon in El Segundo, California where he works on signal processing software. During the NASA Viking Lander missions Ron spent the summer of 1976 with his father Gilbert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where he witnessed many of the important moments of the Viking Mission. Ron has traveled to twenty Mars science conferences in support of his father Gilbert's astrobiology work.

Dr. Gilbert V. Levin - Science Advisor and Consultant (In Memoriam): Dr. Levin was the second scientist funded by NASA to build a life detection instrument for planetary missions to Mars. Dr. Levin has been a co-investigator for NASA's Mariner 9 misson to Mars in 1971; a Principal Investigator for the Viking Biology Team in 1976; a JPL Mox Team co-experimenter on the Russian Mars 96 mission to Mars. In 1997 Dr. Levin concluded that his biology data from the surface of Mars in 1976 indicated the presence of living microorganisms. Dr. Levin is a honorary professor at the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology in UK (Homepage). Read Dr. Levin's scientific research papers Online.
Please see the Advisor In Memoriam page.

Dr. Patricia Ann Straat - Science Advisor and Consultant (In Memoriam): Dr. Straat was co-experimenter on the Viking Labeled Release life detection experiment that NASA sent to Mars in 1976. She also participated as a co-experimenter on the NASA 1971 Marnier 9 mission to Mars.
Please see the Advisor In Memoriam page.

Dr. Ron Dorn - Advisor: Department of Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0104.

Frederick W. Stoss - Advisor: Frederick Stoss, M.S., M.L.S., information advisor, holds Masters degrees in Zoology and Library and Information Science. He is an Associate Librarian in the Science and Engineering Library and member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Information and Library Studies in the School of Information Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

David L. Graham - British Advisor: David is Clerk of Works for the British Astronomical Association and resides in North Yorkshire, England.

Dr. Charles R. Genovese Jr. MD - Advisor: Dr. Genovese is a Physician of Internal Medicine in Independence, Louisiana.

Colin Burgess - Advisor: Mr. Burgess is a professional science writer/reporter and has authored many books and magazine articles on space related topics. He resides in New South Wales, Australia.

Patrice Rene Jean Poyet - Advisor: Patrice Rene Jean Poyet has a degree in Applied Computer Science, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Remote Sensing with a DEA from Ecole des Mines de Paris / CTAMN (1982).

Wayne Webb - Engineering Consultant: Mr. Webb is a Staff Engineer for Thomson Consumer Electronics of Pennsylvania.


Gerry M. Clancy - Webmaster: Gerry is a Computer Systems Analyst and has been working in the Computer Industry for 27 years.

If you would like to become an ICAMSR advisor, please submit your CV and qualifications to the address on our Contact page.

Last updated August 16, 2021.
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