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NASA's Fundamental Space Biology Program Awards Space Biology Research Grants

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) solicits flight and ground-based proposals for the Space Biology Program to examine and discover underlying mechanisms of adaptation to changes resulting from the space flight environment (e.g., altered gravity, stress, radiation), and to examine and determine cellular and organismal mechanisms that regulate and sustain growth, metabolism, reproduction and development. These studies are expected to result in new basic knowledge that will provide a foundation on which other NASA researchers and engineers can build approaches and countermeasures to the problems confronting human exploration of space, or that translate into new biological tools or applications on Earth.

PI NameOrganizationProposalAddress
Delp, Michael University of Florida Disuse Osteopenia: A Potential Vascular Coupling Mechanism Dept. Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
100 FLG, PO Box 118205
Gainesville,FL 32611
Ferl, Robert University of Florida Molecular Biology of Growth and Cell Remodeling within the Spaceflight Environment Department of Horticultural Sciences
1301 Fifield Hall, Box 110690
Gainesville,FL 32611
Nicholson, Wayne University of Florida Development of Multiple Antibiotic Resistance by Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens during Human Space Flight Microbiology and Cell Science
Space Life Sciences Laboratory
Room 201-B, Building M6-1025/SLSL
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Paul, Anna-Lisa University of Florida Cell Signaling in Undifferentiated Cells - Perceiving the Environment without Specialized Tissues Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
1301 Fifield Hall
Gainesville,FL 32611
Pandey, Santosh Iowa State University Integrative Response of C. elegans to Environmental Stresses in Microgravity Electrical and Computer Engineering
2126 Coover Hall
Ames,IA 50011
Irudayaraj, Joseph Purdue University Defining epigenetic programming during flight expeditions in differentiating embryonic stem cells Agricultural and Biological Engineering
225 S University St
ABE 215 Building
West Lafayette,IN 47907
Brandizzi, Frederica Michigan State University Mechanisms for Plant Adaptation to Space Environment Plant Research Laboratory
106 Plant Biology
East Lansing,MI 48824
Hammond, Tim Durham VA Medical Center Evolution of Genotypic and Phenotypic Changes in Yeast related to Selective Growth Pressures Unique to Microgravity 508 Fulton St
Durham,NC 27705
Judex, Stefan Stony Brook University Genes that Predict the Loss of Bone during Weightlessness Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering Building, 213
Stony Brook,NY 11794
Blancaflor, Elison The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Utilizing the Advanced Biological Research System (ABRS) on the International Space Station (ISS) to uncover Microgravity's Impact on Root Development and Cell Wall Architecture Plant Biology Division
2510 Sam Noble Pkwy
Ardmore,OK 73401
Turner, Russell Oregon State University Role of Marrow Adipocytes in Bone Loss during Simulated Spaceflight 3910SW Country Club Drive
Corvallis,OR 97333
Elefteriou, Florent Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vestibular stimulation: a countermeasure for bone loss during long-term space mission? Medicine
2215 Garland Avenue, Room 1225E
Nashville,TN 37232
Lawler, John Texas A&M University Redox Regulation of nNOS Translocation and Muscle Atrophy During Mechanical Unloading Health & Kinesiology
4243 Tamu, 276B Read Bldg.
Redox Biology & Cell Signaling Lab.
College Station,TX 77843
Wu, Honglu NASA Johnson Space Center miRNA Expression Profiles in Cultured Human Fibroblasts in Space Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office
2101 NASA Parkway, Mail Code SK
Houston,TX 77058
Gilroy, Simon University of Wisconsin - Madison BRIC: Mapping Spaceflight-Induced Hypoxic Signaling and Response Department of Botany
430 Lincoln Dr
Madison,WI 53706