Ex-NASA Associate Administrator Alan Stern also Appointed to Top Advisory Post – Both Lead Efforts to Get Groundbreaking Research on International Space Station
Dr. Yeatman brings more than 30 years of experience working with patients, research centers, multiple biotech companies and teaching institutions across the country. An early champion of personalized medicine and a pioneer in the field of genomics, Dr. Yeatman also serves as Professor of Surgery and Senior Member of Oncological Sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is also the former president and founding Chief Scientific Officer for M2Gen, a personalized medicine company.
Dr. Stern is a planetary scientist, aerospace consultant and author with more than 25 years of space science experience. Presently, he is Associate Vice President and Special Advisor to the President of the Southwest Research Institute, and has his own aerospace consulting practice. He also serves on the board of directors of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Dr. Stern is the principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and has developed eight scientific instruments for planetary and near-space research missions, including three that flew aboard the Space Shuttle. He was also NASA’s Associate Administrator leading the Science Mission Directorate in 2007 and 2008.
Over the past several months, Dr. Yeatman led a team of fellow scientists reviewing NASA experiments that have flown in Space. He will continue to build that team to assist him in his new job. Both Dr. Yeatman and Dr. Stern will work with the ISS National Lab management to identify, evaluate and prioritize research projects for the U.S. National Lab.
Requests for Information and proposal opportunities will be posted on the the ISS National Lab website at www.issnationallab.org.
See Dr. Yeatman talk about his work for the ISS National Lab at www.youtube.com/isscasis.
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About the ISS National Lab: The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (the ISS National Lab) was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020. the ISS National Lab is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and wellbeing of people and our planet. The the ISS National Lab goal is to bring the magic of space down to earth. For more information, visit www.issnationallab.org.
About the ISS National Laboratory: In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. portion of the International Space Station as the nation’s newest national laboratory to maximize its use for improving life on Earth, promoting collaboration among diverse users and advancing STEM education. This unique laboratory environment is available for use by other U.S. government agencies and by academic and private institutions, providing access to the permanent microgravity setting, vantage point in low earth orbit and varied environments of space. The ISS National Laboratory Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center currently facilitates research initiatives on board the station’s National Lab, but management of America’s only in-orbit laboratory is transitioning to the ISS National Lab.
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