MT 23 Launching a Space Biology Research Program at JMU

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Launch a space biology research program at JMU

Understanding the effects of spaceflight in humans is essential for astronauts’ health and the feasibility of long-term spaceflight missions. Astronauts in microgravity experience a wide-variety of health-related challenges associated with redistribution of body fluids and unloading of weight in bones and muscles, including bone loss. However, a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that cause bone loss in microgravity is still needed. 

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As such, my goal is to launch and establish a novel space biology research program at JMU focusing on bone biology. This will allow JMU students to perform novel and independent research projects in the field of space biology, significantly contributing to the space biology scientific community and gaining a breath of experience in the space-related field that will open new future career directions and opportunities.

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