Tori Hoehler
Research Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center • Space Sciences Division


Tori Hoehler is a chemist who studies microbial ecology from a bioenergetic perspective, with a focus on hydrogen-utilizing metabolisms and functionality under chronically low energy flux. He and his group will work to characterize environmental effects on cell-scale metabolic energy balance, as a way of understanding how biological potential may vary across the range of conditions encountered in water-rock systems. They are also working to develop and employ sensitive methods for quantifying rates of metabolic activity at the low levels expected to characterize many of the RPL field sites and experiments.