Navigation Links
Space research institute awards postdoctoral fellowships to four scientists

HOUSTON (Nov. 8, 2012) Four young scientists have received postdoctoral fellowships from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Through this two-year program, they conduct research with the eventual aim of protecting astronaut health during long-duration spaceflights.

In addition to receiving mentorship from a faculty member at their home institution, the fellows are members of one of NSBRI's seven research teams. This allows them to interact with some of the nation's leading researchers in their fields and to participate in NSBRI and NASA meetings.

"This class is filled with some of the most promising young researchers this nation has to offer," said Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton, NSBRI president and CEO. "The fellows benefit from the program through the research experience they gain and the interactions they have with leading scientists. The human spaceflight community is also a beneficiary because NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellows have a history of conducting research that is valuable in reducing the health risks associated with long-duration spaceflight, and in improving life on Earth."

The 2011-2013 NSBRI fellows, their institutions, teams and mentors are:

Brandon Macias
University of California, San Diego
NSBRI Team: Cardiovascular Alterations Team
Mentor: Alan Hargens, Ph.D.

Frances Meredith, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver
NSBRI Team: Sensorimotor Adaptation Team
Mentor: Katherine Rennie, Ph.D.

Anthony Lau, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NSBRI Team: Musculoskeletal Alterations Team
Mentor: Ted Bateman, Ph.D.

Michael Lee, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School
NSBRI Team: Human Factors and Performance Team
Mentor: Elizabeth Klerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Each participant receives a $42,500 stipend per year and additional funds to cover health insurance and travel to NSBRI-related meetings. The fellows also have an opportunity to attend the Summer Bioastronautics Institute (SBI) at NSBRI's headquarters and demonstration laboratories in the BioScience Research Collaborative in Houston. The SBI emphasizes essential skills needed for a successful research career and connects the trainees with the NSBRI and NASA scientific communities. The SBI includes participants from NSBRI's Summer Internship Program and Graduate Education Program in Space Life Sciences.

The NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program solicits applications annually. Applicants submit research project proposals to investigate a spaceflight-related health risk or to develop a technology needed to enable research or medical care in space. The project must be overseen by an experienced mentor and be carried out at a U.S. laboratory. Applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit by an independent review panel and by NSBRI management to ensure relevance to the Institute's research program goals. Also, a competitive third-year extension of the fellowship is available. Information about NSBRI's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and this year's class is available at

Since its inception in 2004, the NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program has had 32 participants.


Contact: Brad Thomas
National Space Biomedical Research Institute

Related biology news :

1. Sharing space:
2. Why astronauts experience low blood pressure after returning to Earth from space
3. University of Tennessee Space Institute researchers make clinical trials a virtual reality
4. UA engineering professor uses aerospace materials to build endless pipeline
5. NSBRI renews space life sciences graduate programs at MIT, Texas A&M
6. Space research institute awards funding to promising medical products
7. University of Tennessee Space Institute researchers develop laser technology to fight cancer
8. What does a tree growing faster than its neighbor look like from outer space?
9. Scientists make stunning inner space observations
10. Researchers announce GenomeSpace environment to connect genomic tools
11. Scientists complete first-ever emperor penguin count from space
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/16/2016)... June 16, 2016 The ... expected to reach USD 1.83 billion by 2024, ... Research, Inc. Technological proliferation and increasing demand in ... expected to drive the market growth. ... The development of advanced multimodal techniques for ...
(Date:6/9/2016)... 9, 2016  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control systems is proud to ... hours, for employers to make sure the right employees are actually signing in, and ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/7/2016)... June 7, 2016  Syngrafii Inc. and San ... relationship that includes integrating Syngrafii,s patented LongPen™ eSignature ... This collaboration will result in greater convenience for ... union, while maintaining existing document workflow and compliance ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Rolf K. ... the faculty of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School ... entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, with a focus on the school’s international efforts, leading ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Epic Sciences unveiled ... cancers susceptible to PARP inhibitors by targeting homologous ... (CTCs). The new test has already been incorporated ... multiple cancer types. Over 230 clinical ... response pathways, including PARP, ATM, ATR, DNA-PK and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... is pleased to announce the launch of their brand, UP4™ Probiotics, into Target ... over 35 years, is proud to add Target to its list of well-respected ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Houston Methodist ... the Cy-Fair Sports Association to serve as their ... agreement, Houston Methodist Willowbrook will provide sponsorship support, ... connectivity with association coaches, volunteers, athletes and families. ... the Cy-Fair Sports Association and to bring Houston ...
Breaking Biology Technology: