HACD Laboratories

    Core Laboratories

    The Biomedical Research and Operations Laboratories Branch includes a variety of intramural life science discipline laboratories that conduct peer-reviewed applied research as well as providing clinical testing and expertise to the Space Medicine Division. The Branch scientists and physicians conduct biomedical research in flight on ISS and Shuttle, as well as in spaceflight analog environments to better characterize the effects of microgravity on human physiology and to evaluate the candidate countermeasures. Laboratory personnel also provide specific clinical/operational expertise in support of flight surgeons responsible for the health and safety of astronauts. Similarly, the laboratory staff supports the research of NASA-approved extramural investigator experiments. The Human Test Subject Facility personnel provide test subjects for research studies and coordinate the C-9 Reduced Gravity Flight Program. In addition to their science and operational responsibilities, select Branch scientists also act in the capacity of HACD project scientists supporting the projects managed by the Biomedical Research & Countermeasures Projects Branch. Core Laboratories is a sub-element of the Human Research Program.

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