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Marek Slipski's research focuses on the past and present climate of Mars, the evolution of its atmosphere, and the coupling of the lower and upper atmosphere. Marek earned a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester. He earned his PhD from the University of Colorado, where he modeled the evolution of argon isotope ratios in Mars’ atmosphere and studied the structure of the thermosphere using observations from MAVEN. As a postdoc at JPL, Marek's work focused on using Mars Climate Sounder observations to characterize the distribution of Martian mesospheric clouds and investigate the role gravity waves play in cloud formation. He has participated in the JPL Planetary Science Summer School and the NASA Frontier Development Program. Marek is the lead scientist of the Cloudspotting on Mars citizen science project.