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NASA's Human Research Program Awards Space Radiobiology Research Grants
September 9, 2011

NASA's Human Research Program Awards Space Radiobiology Research Grants

NASA is funding nine proposals from eight states to investigate questions about the effects of space radiation on human explorers. The selected proposals from researchers in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Texas have a total value of approximately $12 million.

PI Name Organization Proposal Address Congressional District Budget Potential Value
Kronenberg, Amy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Comparative Analysis of Charged Particle-Induced Autosomal Mutagenesis in Murine Tissue and Cells Life Sciences Division
1 Cyclotron Rd
Bldg. 977-180
Berkeley, CA 94720
CA-9 $1,350,000
Weil, Michael Colorado State University Characterization of the Tumor Spectrum Arising in HZE Ion Irradiated Outbred Mice ERHS
1618 Campus Delivery, ERHS
Fort Collins, CO 80523
CO-4 $1,851,601
McNiece, Ian University of Miami The Effects Of Space Radiation On Stem Cells And Vascular And Cardiac Disease Stem Cell Institute
University of Miami
1501 NW 10th Ave, BRB Room 908
Miami, FL 33136
FL-18 $1,350,000
Deng, Xingming Emory University Synergistic Effects of Bcl2, Cigarette Smoking and Space Radiation on Carcinogenesis Radiation Oncology
1365C Clifton Rd NE
Rm C3092
Atlanta, GA 30322
GA-5 $1,200,000
Goldstein, Lee Boston University - BUMC Effects of Space Radiation on Hippocampal-Dependent Learning and Neuropathology in Wild-Type and Alzheimer's Disease Transgenic Mice Molecular Aging and Development Laboratory
670 Albany St, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
MA-8 $1,350,000
Baulch, Janet University of Maryland High LET Radiation Induced Carcinogenesis: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Mouse Models of Human Cancers Radiation Oncology
655 W Baltimore St
BRB 7-002
Baltimore, MD 21201
MD-7 $800,000
Grabham, Peter Columbia University Effects of Space Radiation on the Function of Human Brain Capillaries and the Blood-brain-barrier: Implications for Neurodegenerative Disorders Center for Radiological Research
630W W 168th St, VC 11-243
New York, NY 10032
NY-15 $1,067,499
O'Banion, M. Kerry University of Rochester Impact of Space Radiation Induced Neuroinflammation on Alzheimer and Parkinson Disease Pathology University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642
NY-28 $1,724,000
Eisch, Amelia UT Southwestern Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Space Radiation-Induced Changes in Hippocampal-Dependent Behavior Psychiatry
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390
TX-30 $1,350,000
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