Dr. Quine’s primary research focuses on the development of optical instrumentation, analysis techniques and space test processes to advance planetary research and to improve the performance and reliability of space systems. He is the principal investigator for Northern Light, a proposed Canadian mission to lander on the surface of Mars this decade. He is also co-investigator for the MANTRA balloon missions to assess the odd nitrogen chemistry in the stratosphere and a co-investigator for the Can-X Pico-satellite facility. His research can be divided into three principle scientific themes: Earth observation, Mars Exploration and the observation of Extrasolar planetary systems. These initiatives involve the development of both theoretical analysis tools to design instrumentation and to retrieve information from observation data and the development of the hardware needed to make space-based measurements.