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Scientists have been studying the impact of space travel, and the exposure to microgravity and space radiation, on cellular and systems physiology for decades. It has long been known that the lack of gravity has degenerative effects on multiple systems including the musculo-skeletal and hematopoietic systems as well as impacting the nervous system and cellular physiology in general. Thus, the recent study of stem cells in microgravity has “taken off” to help understand these effects, how they may be counteracted, what role stem cells play, and potential terrestrial applications of the results. These series of programs will take a closer look at the study of stem and progenitor cells in space across different systems to understand the latest research and its impact. This event will take place on 9. 17, 23 November and 1 December 2021. Registration is now open.



Afshin Beheshti, PhD
KBR at NASA Ames Research Center, USA


Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Stanford University, USA


9 November 2021
12:00 - 13:30 EDT (view your time zone)

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego, USA
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Brock Sishc, PhD
NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
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Chris Mason, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
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Central Nervous System
17 November 2021
12:00 - 13:30 EDT (view your time zone)

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Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, MD, PhD
Baylor University, USA
Arun Sharma, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
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Sharmila Bhattacharya, PhD
NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Cardiovascular System
23 November 2021
12:00 - 13:30 EDT (view your time zone)

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Columbia University, USA
Dilip Thomas, PhD
Stanford University, USA
Dorit Donoviel
Baylor University, USA

Muscle, Bone, and Bioengineering
1 December 2021
12:00 - 13:30 EDT (view your time zone)

Joseph Borg, PhD
University of Malta, Republic of Malta
Lucie Low, PhD
NCATS, National Institutes of Health, USA