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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:04 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, August 29, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Raw Science TV & Film Festival with Keri Kukral.



A former professional ballet dancer and engineer, Keri has a deep appreciation for the intersection of art and science. She trained and danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Ruth Page Foundation, and has worked with world renowned choreographers including Peter Anastos and Larry Long. Keri graduated from Purdue University with a bio/electrical engineering degree after receiving the Freshman Engineering Alumni and Advanced Micro Devices Design awards. She helped develop medical devices including the “The Navigator,” one of the first approved to monitor blood glucose real-time continuously with wireless data transfer, and the “Apollo” neuro-catheter to treat brain AVMs. Keri is committed to education through science media. won an entrepreneurial pitch competition to create the online science channel Raw Science TV.

2. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 31, 2-3:30 GMT)
VIIP problem eye issues & long duration spaceflight discussed with Dr. Dorit Donoviel.

As Deputy Chief Scientist, Dr. Donoviel oversees the diverse portfolio of science and technology research and development projects at NSBRI that address the challenges faced by humans in space. She leads the NSBRI Industry Forum and the SMARTCAP grant program that funds and mentors small startup companies. Dr. Donoviel is Director of the Laboratory for Biomedical Innovations where she evaluates new technologies and countermeasures that have the potential to transform medical care in space and on Earth.

A published scientist herself1, Dr. Donoviel interfaces with NASA at many levels ensuring programmatic alignment with the highest risks to human space flight while safeguarding scientific excellence. She is the recipient of several NASA Human Research Program awards and the NSBRI Outstanding Leadership Award, and serves on many advisory and review boards, and lectures about the space life sciences both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Donoviel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, a member of the Center for Space Medicine, and an elected faculty senator at Baylor College of Medicine, lecturing and mentoring medical students in space biomedical research.

Before joining NSBRI, Dr. Donoviel was engaged in pharmaceutical drug discovery at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company based in The Woodlands, Texas. For eight years, she managed a metabolism research group that identified and validated targets for drug discovery by using in-vivo functional genomics technology, and developed small molecule compounds, antibody, and protein therapeutics against these validated targets.

Dr. Donoviel received her baccalaureate degree in biochemistry at University of California, San Diego, and doctorate also in Biochemistry at the University of Washington. She received a Human Frontiers International Fellowship to perform her postdoctoral research at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she developed genetically engineered mouse models for Alzheimer’s Disease.

3. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Personal Spaceflight Symposium information by Dr. Patricia Hynes.

Ms. Hynes serves as the Director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC), NASA Experimental Program for Competitive Research (EPSCoR), and AIAA Associate Fellow. In her role as NMSGC Director, she became involved in development of Spaceport America and commercial space programs in 1991. In 2005, she co-founded the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) with Bill Gaubatz. In 2009, with proceeds from ISPCS, she founded the Student Launch Program which provides annual access to space from Spaceport America for research experiments. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Ph.D. Business Administration, and graduate of the ISU Executive Management Course in 2014.

4. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium, Univ of Chicago with Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase.

Grace Wolf-Chase is an Astronomer at the Adler Planetarium, an Associate at the University of Chicago, and an Affiliated Faculty member of the Zygon Center for Religion & Science in Hyde Park. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Arizona. In 1994, she was awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship to pursue star formation research at NASA/Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, and in 1996 she was awarded a University of California President’s postdoctoral fellowship to continue these studies at UC Riverside. Her current position combines academic research with education and public outreach. Wolf-Chase’s primary research interests include all aspects of the earliest stages of star formation in our Galaxy. She has published dozens of scientific papers in her field and is a member of the science team for the Milky Way Project, a citizen science initiative that is part of `Zooniverse’, the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. Wolf-Chase resides in Naperville, IL with her spouse, and she has 3 children in college.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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