Prof. Vera Kolb Publishes Astrobiology Text
Dr. Vera Kolb, Professor of Chemistry at UW Parkside is the Editor of Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach. The recipient of many grants from WSGC, Dr. Kolb contributes a chapter to this collection of insights from scholars around the world. Astrobiology provides a complete treatment of the subject with an emphasis on abiogenesis and evolution. The text should be accessible to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Reviews of the book have been very positive.
“A really comprehensive and unifying book, which will prove useful and enlightening not only to astrobiologists and evolutionary biologists, but also to anyone interested in life emergence and evolution in the Universe.”
—Professor Rolando Cardenas, Head of Planetary Science Laboratory, Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas
Vera M. Kolb is a chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. She earned an MS in organic chemistry from Belgrade University and a PhD in organic chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Kolb received her training in exobiology (now known as astrobiology) at the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training in San Diego. She has received the Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator Award and has also been inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Educators’ Hall of Fame. Dr. Kolb is a recipient of numerous grants from the Wisconsin Space Consortium/NASA and has published more than 150 articles in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and astrobiology.