Her current scientific interests include aspects related to
microbial paleontology, geobiology, and astrobiology related to the
formation, preservation, and detection of microbial biosignatures,
habitable environments beyond Earth, and early and extreme
- geobiology of chemosynthetic ecosystems associated to Paleozoic
and pre-Paleozoic hydrocarbon seep deposits in Africa.
- geological and biogeochemical study of ancient microbial mats and
stromatolites (South Africa).
- biofacies analyses of mid-temperature hydrothermally-related
microbial ecosystems from Yellowstone National Park, US, and El
Tatio, Chile, geothermal area.