DSLS Bioastronautics Seminar Series Archive



Stephen A. McGuire, M.D., Colonel (Ret), USAF MC FS, presented "Subcortical Brain Injury: Relationship to Hypobaric Exposure" on September 4, 2014. Dr. McGuire's specialty is Neurology and he is the Principal Investigator of the Neurologic Decompression Sickness Study at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.



Normand Richard, MSc., University of British Columbia, Environmental Physiology Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, presented "Acute Mountain Sickness, Chemosensitivity and Cardiorespiratory Response in Humans Exposed to Hypobaric and Normobaric Hypoxia," on January 25, 2013.



Filip Bergquist, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology, Sahlgenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden and Department of Pharmacology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, presented "The Effect of Sensory Noise on Basal Ganglia Function in Hypodopaminergic Conditions", on November 18, 2011.



Rachael Seidler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, presented “Neuro-Cognitive Contributions to Motor Skill Acquisition” on August 10, 2010.


Andrew Pilmanis, Ph.D., Research Physiologist (Retired), Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, Texas presented "Recent Severe Neurological Altitude Decompression Sickness (DCS)" on March 10, 2010.



Lynda Frassetto, M.D., Medical Director, Clinical Research Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, presented “Salt Sensitivity, Metabolic Acidosis & Bone Health” on October 7, 2009.



Bruce D. Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Human Integrative and Environmental Physiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, presented "Lung Fluid Balance in Humans: Impact of hypoxia & the β2 Adrenergic Receptor" on December 4, 2008.



Dennis R. Carter, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California presented on March 29, 2007.


Michael M. Cox, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, presented “Directed evolution of radiation resistance in Escherichia coli” on May 21, 2007.


Dennis R. Carter, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, presented “The Critical Role of Physical Activity in Skeletal Development and Maintenance” on Thursday, March 29, 2007.  Slides in PDF format.



Mark Tarnopolsky, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP(C), Professor of Pediatric Medicine, Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Endowed Chair in Neuromuscular Disorders, McMaster University Medical Center, presented "Potential Countermeasures for Loss of Muscle Mass and Function" on May 4, 2006.

Steven A. Goldstein, Ph.D., Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, presented "Mechanical and Biologic Influences on Bone Formation, Repair, and Adaptation" on January 31, 2006.



Louis Stodieck, Ph.D., Director, BioServe Space Technologies and Associate Professor, University of Colorado, presented “The Potential for AMG 162, an Osteprotegerin (OPG) Analog as a Countermeasure to Prevent Bone Loss in Astronauts during Long Duration Space Flight Missions,” the inaugural Bioastronautics Speaker Seminar Series address, on October 12, 2005.