In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. orbital segment of the International Space Station (ISS) as a National Laboratory in order to maximize access to the ISS for diverse users, accelerate the commercial development of space, and inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was awarded a cooperative agreement in 2011 and tasked with facilitating utilization of the ISS National Lab asset for the benefit of U.S. taxpayers.
In accordance with NASA Cooperative Agreement #80JSC018M005, the ISS National Lab User Advisory Committee (UAC) will provide CASIS with user input and perspective about the management of ISS National Lab resources. The UAC consists of individuals representing organizations that have formal agreements with either NASA or CASIS (dba the ISS National Lab) to utilize the U.S. segment of the ISS or provide commercial services for the operation of the ISS, including allocations within partner elements or via ISS research sponsored by other governmental agencies.
The UAC is be composed of the individual chairs of the five subcommittees noted below. The UAC will deliberate inputs from each subcommittee in order to monitor, assess, and make recommendations to CASIS regarding effective strategies for the utilization of the ISS National Lab as a platform for education, research, and technology development.
Danilo Tagle, Ph.D,
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
*User Advisory Chair and Science Subcommittee Chair
Peter H. U. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Paul Reichert, Ph.D.
Merck & Co. Inc.
Ronald Joslin, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation
Deidre Dalmas Wilk, Ph.D.
Amanda Evans, Ph.D.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Commercial Service Provider Subcommittee
*Commercial Service Provider Science Subcommittee Chair
Louis Stodieck, Ph.D.
BioServe Space Technologies/University of Colorado
Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance, LLC
Made In Space, Inc.
Craig Technical Consulting, Inc. dba Craig Technologies
Applied R&D Subcommittee
Nicole Wagner, Ph.D.
*Applied R&D Subcommittee Chair
Dmitry Starodubov, Ph.D.
FOMS Inc., DSTAR Communications Inc.
Axiom Space, Inc.
David Kusuma, Ph.D.
Tupperware Brands Corporation / World Design Organization
Douglas Matson, Ph.D.
Robert Garmise, Ph.D.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Educational Outreach Subcommittee
*Educational Outreach Subcommittee Chair
Quest Institute for Quality Education
Melissa Pore, M.Ed.
Bishop O’Connell High School
Catherine “Cady” Coleman, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Arizona State University Professor of Practice
Center for Science & Industry (COSI)
Technology Demonstration Subcommittee
Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D.
Houston Methodist Research Institute
*Technology Development Subcommittee Chair
Heath Mills, Ph.D.
Rhodium Scientific, LLC
Arthur Paolella, Ph.D.
L3Harris Technologies Corporation
DoD Space Test Program, United States Space Force
Danielle Wood, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Henry Hanson, Ph.D.