David Morrison
Former Director of the Carl Sagan Center

Dr. David Morrison was the Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe from 2011 to 2014, at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. He is also currently the Director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) and a senior scientist in Astrobiology at NASA Ames Research Center. Prior to this position, he served at NASA Ames as Director of Space and as the Chief of the Space Science Division, leading one of the premier science organizations at NASA consisting of space scientists undertaking basic research in astronomy, planetary science, and exobiology. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University in 1969 and has published more than 160 technical papers and a dozen books.