Seminar Slides Archive

 

2012

Christian Otto, M.D., USRA DSLS Lead Scientist, NASA VIIP Project, presented, “NASA’s Visual Impairment & Intracranial Pressure Risk: Utilizing the ISS for Risk Reduction,” at the 1st Annual ISS Research & Development Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 26, 2012.

 

Ronita Cromwell, Ph.D., Deputy Element Scientist, Human Health and Countermeasures Element (HHC) presented, “International Standardization of Bed Rest Standard Measures,” at the 33rd Annual International Society for Gravitational Physiology Meeting, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 18, 2012.

 

Lealem Mulugeta, MSc., USRA Division of Space Life Sciences, presented The Digital Astronaut Project: Applying computational modeling and simulation to inform space life science research, April 19, 2012.

 

2011

Ernest Guignon, Ph.D., Ciencia, Inc., East Hartford, Connecticut, presented New Developments in Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Technology, March 28, 2011.

 

Peter Norsk, M.D., Ph.D., Human Health and Countermeasures Element Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center, USRA / Division of Space Life Sciences, presented Blood pressure control in humans during spaceflight, March 24, 2011.

 

Hong Qian, Ph.D., Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, presented Biochemical Signaling and Its Energy Cost: Protein phosphorylation, DNA replication, enzyme cooperativity and kinetic proofreading, March 23, 2011.

 

Shaowen Hu, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Space Radiation Program, NASA Johnson Space Center, USRA / Division of Space Life Sciences, presented Modeling radiation-induced alterations of the human immune system, February 24, 2011.

 

Bill Todd, Program Manager, NEEMO, USRA-DSLS, presented GOING DEEP: Living and Working Undersea during NEEMO Missions to Answer Questions about Deep Space Exploration on January 27, 2011.

 

2010

George M. Pantalos, Ph.D., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, presented Adventures of A Cardiovascular Explorer — With and Without Gravity, November 5, 2010.

 

Chris Westby, Ph.D., Research Scientist, USRA DSLS, presented Spaceflight: Understanding the impact on vascular function on September 23, 2010.

 

Christof Karmonik, Ph.D., Research Scientist, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, presented Brain activation in complex partial seizures during switching from a resting state to a goal-directed task: Comparison of fMRI maps to the default network on April 22, 2010.

 

Oleg V. Belyakov, Ph.D., presented Applications of paradigm breaking non-targeted effects for radiation protection and risk estimates on February 18, 2010.

 

Sara Zwart, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, presented Vitamin D: Findings From the Antarctic, Bed Rest, Houston, and ISS on January 28, 2010.

 

2009

Camille Shea, PhD, Senior Scientist, USRA DSLS, NASA BHP Element Scientist and Kathryn Keeton, PhD, Senior Scientist, BHP Research Element, EASI/Wyle presented Assessing the Fidelity of Antarctica as an Analog:  What We Know, What We Don’t Know on November 19, 2009.

 

Zarana Patel, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, presented 2-D and 3-D Esophageal Epithelial Cell Systems for Radiation Risk Assessment on October 22, 2009.

 

Lawrence Kuznetz, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, presented Designing a Smart Suit for the Moon and Mars on August 27, 2009.

 

Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Ph.D., Biostatistician, USRA, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented Effect Size, Statistical Power, and Sample Size Calculations for Proposing New Studies at NASA on June 25, 2009.

 

Miriam Welgampola, M.D., Ph. D., Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, presented Testing Otolith Ocular Pathways on June 22, 2009.

 

Ronald Midura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, presented Fracture healing in spaceflight and in a ground-based hypogravity analog on May 28, 2009.

 

Susana B. Zanello, Ph.D., USRA, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented Tissue Analogues and Disease Modeling Laboratory: Capabilities for Tissue Modeling, Simulated Environments, and Gene Expression Profiling on April 23, 2009.

 

Lori Ploutz-Snyder, Ph. D., NASA Johnson Space Center, presented An Evidence-Based Approach to Exercise Prescriptions on ISS on March 26, 2009.

William T. Wallace, USRA, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented Understanding the Potential Toxic Properties of Lunar Dust on February 26, 2009.

 

2008

Ronita Cromwell, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, Manager, Flight Analogs Project, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "Flight Analogs Project: A Testbed for Flight", on November 13, 2008

 

Ramona Gaza, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, Space Radiation Analysis Group, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented Low Earth Orbit Radiation Measurements for Short and Long Duration Missions” on August 21, 2008.

 

Jeffrey Ryder, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, NASA Exercise Countermeasures Program, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "Exercise for Exploration: An Overview of the NASA Exercise Countermeasures Program" on May 22, 2008.

 

Magdy Akladios, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.P., C.P.E., C.S.H.M., Assistant Professor, School of Science and Computer Engineering, University of Houston-Clear Lake, presented “Safety, Ergonomics, and Expert Systems” on April 29, 2008.

 

S. Camille Peres, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Houston-Clear-Lake presented “Cognitive Psychology, Auditory Displays, and Expertise Acquisition” on April 29, 2008.

 

Thomas F. Lang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, presented “The effect of long-duration spaceflight on the axial skeleton studied with quantitative computed tomography” on March 27, 2008. 

 

Johnny Conkin, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, NASA Johnson Space Center Environmental Physiology Laboratory, presented “Living and Working on the Moon:  Some Physiology Issues” on March 20, 2008. 

 

Susanne U. Talcott, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, Faculties of Toxicology, Nutrition, and Food Science, Texas A&M University, presented “Health Benefits of Antioxidant Phytochemicals and Implications for Space Flight” on February 15, 2008.

 

2007

Marguerite Sognier, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, Biomedical Engineering for Exploration Space Technologies, NASA Johnson Space Center and University of Texas Medical Branch, Director, Educational Outreach; Director of Strategic Planning, Public relations and Finance of Southeast Regional T-STEM Center; and Director, Galveston County Regional Collaborative, presented “Outreach Programs Addressing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Crisis,” on December 20, 2007.

 

Martin Bues, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center, presented “Development of Proton Therapy at the MD Anderson Proton Cancer Center in Houston” on November 20, 2007.

 

Lawrence H. Kuznetz, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented “To G or not to G, that is the question:  (or do we really need artificial gravity to go to Mars?),” on October 18, 2007.

 

Francis A. Cucinotta, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Space Radiation, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "Biodosimetry Results from ISS and Biomarkers from the NASA Space Radiation Program," on September 13, 2007.

 

Steven Platts, Ph.D, USRA DSLS, Cardiovascular Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented “Orthostatic Intolerance: Recent Countermeasure Development,” on July 25, 2007.

 

Rachael Casey, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, Space Radiation Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "Development of Countermeasures against Acute Radiation Sickness" on June 21, 2007.

 

Ajitkumar Mulavara, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, Neuroscience Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "Effects of Spaceflight on Postflight Astronaut Locomotor Function" on May 17, 2007.

 

Megumi Hada, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "M-BAND Analysis of Chromosome Aberrations in Human Cells Induced by Low- and High-LET Radiations" on April 19, 2007.

 

Katharine Forth, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, Neuroscience Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented “Sensory Contributions to Postural Control” on March 22, 2007.

 

Lara E. (Liz) Warren, Ph.D., USRA DSLS, Artificial Gravity Project, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "A Seminar in Two Parts: Part 1: Effects of Adaptive vs. Strategic Learning on Locomotor Generalizability Training and Part 2: Artificial Gravity as a Multi-System Countermeasure to Bed-Rest

 

Deconditioning" on February 15, 2007.

 

2006

Jonathan A. Phillips, Ph.D., NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanobiology Research Group, NASA Ames Research Center presented "Role for β1 Integrin in Response of Cortical Bone to Disuse" on October 26, 2006.

 

J. David Holtzclaw, Ph.D., BFSB Postdoctoral Fellow, USRA DSLS, presented "TRP channels: A potential mechanosensitive (gravity-sensing) calcium channel in T cells" on September 21, 2006.

 

Scott J. Wood, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, USRA DSLS, presented "Tactile Feedback as a Countermeasure for Sensorimotor Deficits: Clinical and Operational Applications" on August 24, 2006

 

Gersh Zvi Taicher, Ph.D., President, EchoMedical Systems, LLC presented "EchoMRI Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Method for Bone Analysis" on July 20, 2006

 

Dr. Max J. Kurz, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston presented "Chaos in Gait" on May 26, 2006.

 

Dr. Sara Zwart, USRA DSLS, presented "The Impact of Nutrition on Bone Loss Associated with Space Flight" on April 27, 2006.

 

Dr. Larry H. Kuznetz, USRA DSLS presented "Biosensors, Mission Management, Crew Safety, and Lessons Learned during Project Apollo Lunar Surface EVAs" on March 23, 2006.

 

Dr. Ronald J. White, USRA DSLS presented "A New Look at a Very Simple Steady-State Cardiovascular Model" on February 23, 2006.

 

Dr. Robert R. Wolfe, University of Texas Medical Branch, Shriners Hospital for Children, presented "Regulation of Muscle Protein Metabolism: Effect of Bed Rest and Supplementation with Amino Acid" on January 26, 2006.

 

2005

Dr. Kathleen Beckingham, Rice University, presented "Using Fruit Flies to Investigate Responses to Gravity" on November 17, 2005.

 

Dr. Dorothy Oehler, USRA DSLS, presented "Microbial fossils from the early Earth and their implications for recognizing life on Mars" on October 13, 2005.

 

Dr. Jean Sibonga, USRA DSLS, presented "Assessment of Skeletal Integrity: Limitation of BMD by DXA" on August 18, 2005.

 

Dr. Michael R. Powell, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "Decompresssion Sickness During EVA on Orbit" on July 28, 2005.

 

Dr. Susan Steinberg, USRA DSLS, presented "Challenges to Understanding Fluid Behavior In Plant Growth Media In Microgravity" on June 23, 2005.

 

Dr. Douglas Bolster, USRA DSLS, presented "Targeting Skeletal Muscle Atrophy: A Translational Approach" on May 26, 2005.

 

Dr. James P. Landers, University of Virginia Department of Chemistry presented "Integrating Sample Preparation Capabilities into Microfluidic Microchips: Application to Genetic Analysis" on April 21, 2005.

 

Dr. Ramona Gaza, USRA Division of Space Life Sciences, presented "Solid-State Luminescence Dosimetry: Radiation Measurements in Low-Earth Orbit" on March 24, 2005.

 

Dr. Francis A. Cucinotta, Radiation Health Officer, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented “Radiation Limits for Space Exploration” on February 24, 2005.
“Radiation Limits for Space Exploration” slides in PDF format

 

Dr. Seth Corey, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, presented “DNA Damage and Leukemia: An Occupational Hazard for Astronauts?” on January 20, 2005.

 

2004

Dr. Jeff Jones, Flight Surgeon, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented "Life Sciences Research for Space Explortation: A Flight Surgeon's Perspective," the DSLS Brown Bag Seminar on Monday, December 20, 2004.

 

Dr. Neal R. Pellis, Associate Director, Biological Sciences and Applications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Regina North, USRA DSLS, presented “Cell Biology and Biotechnology for Moon and Mars Exploration,” the DSLS Brown Bag Seminar on Thursday, October 18, 2004.

 

Jason L. Boyd, Ph.D., Universities Space Research Association Division of Space Life Sciences, presented “Bioavailability and Pharmacodynamics of Promethazine in Human Subjects,” the DSLS Brown Bag Seminar on Thursday, September 16, 2004.

 

Hooshang Nikjoo, Ph.D., Universities Space Research Association Division of Space Life Sciences, presented "Tracks and Radiation Physics and Biology," the DSLS Brown Bag Seminar on Thursday, July 15, 2004.

 

Lawrence H. Kuznetz, Ph.D., National Space Biomedical Research Institute, presentedt “Thermoregulatory Models in the Management of Safety-for-Flight Issues Related to Space Shuttle and Space Station Operations,” the DSLS Brown Bag Seminar on Thursday, June 24, 2004.

 

Artem Ponomarev, Ph.D., USRA Division of Space Life Sciences, presented "Novel Image Processing Interface to Relate DSB Spatial Distribution from Foci Experiments to the State-of-the-Art Models of DNA Breakage" on Thursday, May 27, 2004 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

 

J. Michelle Edwards, Ph.D. and Carol Wilson, Ph.D., The Lasher Company presented "Genomics, Proteomics, and Protein Engineering Applications of GENEBUILDER" on Thursday, May 6, 2004 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

 

Mark van der Woerd, Ph.D., BAE SYSTEMS Analytical Solutions, Inc. presented "DNA in a Tunnel: A Comfy Spot For Recognition – or – The Structure of BsoB1" on Friday, March 26, 2004 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

 

Neva Ciftcioglu, Ph.D., Universities Space Research Association, presented "Nanobacteria – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow ", on Thursday, February 19, 2004 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

 

Edgar Hudson, Ph.D., Universities Space Research Association Division of Space Life Scienses, presented "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Bubble

 

Experiments and Cell Culture in the Hydrodynamic Focusing Bioreactor" on Thursday, January 22, 2004 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

 

2003

Miguel T. Suderman, Universities Space Research Association Division of Space Life Sciences, presented "Novel 3-Dimensional Human Tissue-Like Assemblies (TLAs)" on Thursday, November 20, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

 

Brett M. Mitchell, Ph.D., Universities Space Research Association Division of Space Life Sciences, presented "Mechanisms of Microgravity-Induced Orthostatic Hypotension and Possible Countermeasures," Thursday, October 30, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar

 

Kelley Bradley, Ph.D. Universities Space Research Association Division of Space Life Sciences, presented "Bio-Nanotechnology at the Cellular Level," Thursday, September 25, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar

 

Esfandiar Behravesh, Ph.D., Universities Space Research Association Division of Space Life Sciences, presented “Comparison of Heavy Ion Induced Mutation in Transgenic Cell and Tissue Equivalent Models Thursday, August 28, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

Cary Zeitlin, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presented "Results from the Martian Radiation Environment Experiment" Thursday, July 31, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

Honglu Wu, Ph.D., NSBRI, Baylor College of Medicine, presented "Evident Biological Effects of Space Radiation in Astronauts" Thursday, June 26, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

Vimlarani Chopra, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch, presented "3-D In Vitro Model of Tumor Angiogenesis," May 29, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

Mark Ott, Ph.D., Wyle Life Sciences, presented "Microbial Changes in Spacecraft Where No Bacteria Has Gone Before," April 25, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

Anil D. Kulkarni, M.S., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical at Houston, Texas, presented "Immunomodulation Studies in Ground-Based Microgravity Analogs," March, 27, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar.

Mark S. F. Clarke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Laboratory for Integrated Physiology, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, presented "Muscle Adaptation to Microgravity: A Membrane-Modulated Event?", February 28, 2003 DSLS Brown Bag Seminar

"Cellular Repercussions in the Microgravity Environment: The Cell as an Entity".

 

2002

David Warmflash, M.D., National Astrobiology Institute, NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented the November 21, 2002 Brown Bag Seminar "Immunology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life."

Lawrence Kuznetz, Ph.D., Bioastronautics Flight Projects Research Manager, National Space Biomedical Research Institute, presented the October 24, 2002 Brown Bag Seminar, "On the Existence and Stability of Liquid Water on the Surface of Mars Today."

 

David McKay, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Astrobiology, NASA Johnson Space Center, presented the inaugural DSLS Brown Bag Seminar, September 26, 2002, “The Role of Biosignatuares in Astrobiology with Examples from Mars Meteorites.”