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Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar - Jonathan M. Galazka, PhD, GeneLab Project Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center

Moving Life Beyond Low Earth Orbit

"Humankind has entered a new era of deep space exploration, with space agencies announcing plans to put humans back on the Moon in preparation for the first crewed missions to Mars. Radiation, microgravity, altered atmospheric gas composition, isolation, and diet changes are some of the known stressors on humans in the space environment; these factors are expected to increase with mission duration and distance outside of low earth orbit. Moreover, critical elements of the space exploration infrastructure including food and medical supplies are insufficient for prolonged missions. In this talk, I will describe the challenges associated with keeping humans healthy as they live and work in space and how these are being addressed through terrestrial and extraterrestrial experimentation with model organisms, data management and bioengineering.”

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Please email Kayla Jara at, or Tony Reyna at for zoom information

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 3:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Academic, Research


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Online




Free and Open to the Public

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Department of Integrative Biology, Department of Microbiology
Contact Name

Kayla Jara

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