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Egle Cekanaviciute, PhD

Egle Cekanaviciute

Ames Research Center Lead, NASA Human Research Program

Phone: (650) 604-1375
Affiliation: NASA Ames Space Biosciences Division


  • 2022 – Present: Ames Research Center Lead, NASA Human Research Program
  • 2020 – Present: Course Director, NASA STAR Program
  • 2020 – Present: Research Scientist, Space Biosciences Division, NASA Ames Research Center
  • 2020 ­– 2022: Science Activation and Citizen Science Lead, NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division
  • 2017-2020: USRA Contractor Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • 2014-2017: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Francisco


Ph.D. Neuroscience, 2014, Stanford University
B.A. Neurobiology, 2007, Harvard University


Dr. Egle Cekanaviciute is the NASA Ames Research Center Lead for the NASA Human Research Program. She also serves as the course director of the STAR: Spaceflight, Technology, Applications and Research intensive training program for facilitating the entry of new investigators to space biology and preparation for conducting spaceflight experiments using NASA and commercial platforms.

Egle is one of the Principal Investigators in the Radiation Biophysics Laboratory, where her team studies neurological and immune responses to simulated space radiation and other spaceflight stressors, and develops organ models and genetic engineering approaches for space biology investigations. In addition, Egle is passionate about science education, mentorship and communication.  


Current publication list is on Google Scholar.