Dr. Tabb Prissel
Dr. Tabb C. Prissel earned his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Brown University. The overarching theme of his research is to explore the magmatic differentiation and igneous evolution of the terrestrial planets, Moon, and small bodies. In order to place further constraints on large-scale magmatic processes, his research transcends traditional boundaries in geochemistry by blending natural sample analysis with experimental and igneous petrology, geophysical constraints, and characterizations made by orbital remote sensing. As the Gordon McKay Postdoctoral Fellow, Tabb works primarily in the experimental and analytical labs within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division at NASA Johnson Space Center. His current research challenges classical interpretations of co-genetic trends among the non-mare lunar highlands, with aim to provide new insights into the lunar interior and earliest episodes of magmatism on the Moon.