• DiMattia, Lydia
  • Position: PhD Student
  • Research Interests: Astrobiology, Microbial Biosignatures, Co-evolution of the Biosphere & Geosphere, Abiogenesis, Extremophile Evolution & Adaptation Mechanisms


Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

M.S. Biology (2023)

Thesis Title: “A New Species of Psychrophilic Bdelloid Rotifer from North America”

  • Thesis Committee:
    • Daniel Shain
    • Jennifer Oberle
    • Angelica Gonzalez

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (2019)

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

 BA Psychology (2017)

  • Minors in Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies