Suborbital Space Flight
Application of personalized medicine-based countermeasures to suborbital pilots, suborbital scientists, repeat suborbital fliers, and ground crew, centered on targeted profiling of molecular networks (including essential inputs). Development of an omics-based research methodology to support suborbital space flight providers and suborbital scientists in better understanding the molecular and physiologic landscape that governs performance, health, and safety of humans in the suborbital space environment.
Moon Exploration Missions
Study and development of personalized medicine applications for planned missions to the Moon for exploration, mining, and other objectives.
Mars Exploration Missions
Study and development of personalized medicine applications for planned exploration missions to Mars.
Extravehicular Activity in Space (EVA)
Work to understand molecular and performance implications of different breathing gas mixtures (O2, CO2, etc.) on habitat, spacecraft, and EVA conditions. Focus on optimizing performance and health via improved countermeasures and DRM criteria (design reference mission). (Image: NASA)
Artificial Gravity for Deep Space Missions
Use broad molecular profiling (integrated omics) to assess patterns in artificial gravity experiments in space and on earth. These are generally explored using space analogue systems like the large NASA 20G human centrifuge (NASA Ames Research Center; image NASA). The purpose is to develop and refine artificial gravity parameters to be deployed on deep space missions.
Brain & Cognition in Space
Development of an approach to preserve brain and cognitive function on deep space missions, using targeted an untargeted molecular analysis, leading to countermeasure development. Focus on brain derived neurotrophic factor and linked molecular networks.
Human Space Radiation Countermeasures
Development of a novel approach to preserve endogenous capability to maintain DNA stability & repair in space radiation environments, using targeted and untargeted molecular analysis, leading to countermeasure development.