Hi Sanjay, here is my wish list !!
Prof.Lynn Rothschild(astrobiology), Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund (astrobiology)
Prof. George Church (synthetic biology), Prof. Eske Willerslev (ancient DNA), Craig Venter, Paul Davies.
I second that notion--she was at (SETI institute) SETI.org in the past year--as well. I believe her topic was in part Dr. John von Neumann.
Organics and water formation in stellar evolution 1st. Please Please Please! And Sara Seager