Lessons in Innovation & Biotech from the International Space Station
Attendees will learn about the research opportunities and facilities aboard the space-based research laboratory, which represents one of humankind’s greatest technical achievements. Representatives from NASA’s ISS Program Research Office and the ISS U.S. National Laboratory will discuss how hundreds of researchers are taking advantage of the lab to further scientific knowledge. NASA Astronaut and Medical Doctor Serena Auñon-Chancellor will share her experiences living and working aboard the orbiting laboratory, along with what it is like to facilitate life science investigations in microgravity. She will also discuss these challenging times, given the COVID-19 pandemic, and how NASA and its partners are working to ensure continued research and operations in space. Yusuf Erkul, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Kernal Biologics, a biotech company at LabCentral that is developing messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics for leukemia and lung cancer, will discuss the goals of its research project, which will be sent to the ISS on the next NASA-funded commercial resupply mission (Northrop Grumman CRS-14, slated for no earlier than September 29, 2020).
September 15, 2020 9:00 am – 10:00 am