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Published on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Special Science Panel on Capitol Hill

You are invited to learn about the innovative research taking place on the ISS during a Congressional Science Panel, “Scientists Bringing International Space Station Research Down to Earth.” You will join U.S. Congressional staff members to hear case studies from ISS project scientists and learn about the incredible advantages of utilizing microgravity to conduct life and physical sciences research that benefits the nation.

This special event is hosted by the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and is sponsored by U.S. Representative Brian Babin.


Dr. Michael Roberts
Deputy Chief Scientist, CASIS
Dr. Roberts is a former NASA-funded researcher who conducted experiments on the Space Shuttle and ISS focused on plant-microbe interactions and water recovery in microgravity.

Samantha McBride
Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ISS Research Focus: Using microgravity to study problems in water engineering and to better understand water resource recovery toward addressing global health and poverty issues.

Dr. Mark Weislogel
Professor, Portland State University
ISS Research Focus: Studying the movement of fluids in space and how this knowledge can be applied to everyday use, such as the low-gravity coffee cup Dr. Weislogel designed for astronauts.

Dr. Rasha Hammameih
Director, Integrative Systems Biology
U.S. Army Medical Research
ISS Research Focus: Increasing understanding of tissue healing in microgravity, potentially revealing biologically relevant pathways for the next generation of wound-healing therapies.

Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul
Professor, University of Florida
ASGSR President-elect
ISS Research Focus: Plant research in microgravity toward improved understanding for growing crops in marginal lands and harsh environments in space and on Earth.

Event Details

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325
Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Click here to register


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