The principal mission of the Space Biosciences Research Branch is to advance space exploration by achieving new scientific discoveries and technological developments in the biological sciences. Relevant research and development objectives of the branch include radiation detection and biology, fundamental space biology, and the development of countermeasures to preserve human health in space. Teams of researchers are organized around scientific disciplines critical to NASA’s bioscience missions.
The research of Dr. Almeida’ group focuses on the effects of microgravity mechanical unloading on stem-cell-based tissue regeneration.
Dr. Alwood is a researcher focusing on bone biology and biomechanics, reproductive biology, and the nervous system.
Dr. Jared Broddrick is a Systems Biologist with a focus on microbial metabolism.
Dr. Egle Cekanaviciute is an interdisciplinary space bioscientist in the Radiation Biophysics Lab.
Dr. Sylvain Costes is a principal investigator in the Space Biosciences Research Branch at NASA-ARC and the GeneLab Project Manager.
Dr. Jonathan Galazka joined the Space Biosciences Research Branch in 2015.
Jessica Audrey Lee is a researcher with experience in microbial physiology, ecology, and evolution.
As a physician-scientist at NASA Ames, Dr. Loftus is primarily involved in the development of medical technology.
Dr. Sigrid Reinsch is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Ames Space Biology Program.
Dr. April E. Ronca is a scientist in the Space Biosciences Research Branch and Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Dr. Yasaman Shirazi research aims to reduce/prevent bone loss during spaceflight and promote maximal recovery upon return to Earth.
Dr. Viktor Stolc pioneered the development of high-performance computing (HPC) for large-scale functional genomics projects.
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