Nathalie is the Director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SET Institute since August 2015, where she develops the strategic vision for research, and leads projects in planetary science and astrobiology. She develops science exploration strategies for Mars, Titan, and the Outer Solar System icy moons, and designs robotic field experiments. She explores high altitude lakes in the Andes where environmental conditions are analogous to early Mars. With her team, she documents life’s coevolution with extreme environments, the effect of rapid climate change on lake ecosystems and habitats, its geobiological signatures and relevance to planetary exploration. Cabrol counts over 450 peer-reviewed publications and proceeding of professional conferences. She is the author of 3 books, and 7 chapters of books on the subject of planetary science and exploration, astrobiology, and terrestrial extreme environments. Nathalie's work is featured in the US and internationally (e.g., New York Times, TED talk, Discovery Channel, NOVA, BBC, National Geographic, Scientific American, Popular Science, New, New Einsteins, Tested.com). She received several NASA and other research awards. She is a Carey Fellow: Women of Discovery (Air and Space), and a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.