NASA selected 15 experiments to be funded through its most recent research announcement for opportunities in space biology research. Ten of these experiments will be conducted aboard the International Space Station in the near future. Five others will be ground-based studies.
NASA's Space Biology Program will fund the proposals to investigate how cells, plants and animals respond to microgravity. Space biology scientists will examine and discover underlying mechanisms of adaptation to changes resulting from the spaceflight environment. This research will help determine how cells and organisms regulate and sustain growth, metabolism, reproduction and development. These studies could provide a foundation upon which other NASA researchers and engineers can build approaches and countermeasures to the problems confronting human exploration of space. It also could lead to new biological tools or applications on Earth.
The selected proposals are from 12 institutions in 10 states and will receive a total of about $4 million during a one- to three-year period. Scientific and technical experts from academia and government reviewed the proposals.
For a complete list of the selected principal investigators, organizations and proposals, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/ObK2j1
For information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov
|Delp, Michael||University of Florida||Disuse Osteopenia: A Potential Vascular Coupling Mechanism||Dept. Applied Physiology and Kinesiology100 FLG, PO Box 118205Gainesville,FL 32611|
|Ferl, Robert||University of Florida||Molecular Biology of Growth and Cell Remodeling within the Spaceflight Environment||Department of Horticultural Sciences1301 Fifield Hall, Box 110690Gainesville,FL 32611|
|Nicholson, Wayne||University of Florida||Development of Multiple Antibiotic Resistance by Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens during Human Space Flight||Microbiology and Cell ScienceSpace Life Sciences LaboratoryRoom 201-B, Building M6-1025/SLSLKennedy 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 Program1301 Fifield HallGainesville,FL 32611|
|Pandey, Santosh||Iowa State University||Integrative Response of C. elegans to Environmental Stresses in Microgravity||Electrical and Computer Engineering2126 Coover HallAmes,IA 50011|
|Irudayaraj, Joseph||Purdue University||Defining epigenetic programming during flight expeditions in differentiating embryonic stem cells||Agricultural and Biological Engineering225 S University StABE 215 BuildingWest Lafayette,IN 47907|
|Brandizzi, Frederica||Michigan State University||Mechanisms for Plant Adaptation to Space Environment||Plant Research Laboratory106 Plant BiologyEast 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 StDurham,NC 27705|
|Judex, Stefan||Stony Brook University||Genes that Predict the Loss of Bone during Weightlessness||Biomedical EngineeringBioengineering Building, 213Stony 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 Division2510 Sam Noble PkwyArdmore,OK 73401|
|Turner, Russell||Oregon State University||Role of Marrow Adipocytes in Bone Loss during Simulated Spaceflight||3910SW Country Club DriveCorvallis,OR 97333|
|Elefteriou, Florent||Vanderbilt University Medical Center||Vestibular stimulation: a countermeasure for bone loss during long-term space mission?||Medicine2215 Garland Avenue, Room 1225ENashville,TN 37232|
|Lawler, John||Texas A&M University||Redox Regulation of nNOS Translocation and Muscle Atrophy During Mechanical Unloading||Health & Kinesiology4243 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 Office2101 NASA Parkway, Mail Code SKHouston,TX 77058|
|Gilroy, Simon||University of Wisconsin - Madison||BRIC: Mapping Spaceflight-Induced Hypoxic Signaling and Response||Department of Botany430 Lincoln DrMadison,WI 53706|