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Center for Space Medicine

The Science of Suspended Animation in Deep Space

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On Aug. 7, 2020 the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) presented a virtual workshop separating the science from fiction of suspended animation. 

The workshop discussed the potential of using synthetic torpor for long-term human space exploration applications by exploring four research areas: natural torpor, synthetic torpor, torpor genetics, and metabolic control in space. 

View recorded presentations below:
 

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Emmanuel

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Welcome and TRISH Introduction
Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D.
Director, TRISH

Setting the Stage: Space Torpor
Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D., M.S.
Deputy Chief Scientist, TRISH

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Sandy

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Evolutionary Genetics of Hibernation
Sandy Martin, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Matteo

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Hibernation Neuroprotection
Matteo Cerri, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Bologna, Italy

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Kenneth

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Hibernation: Metabolic Rate Regulation
Kenneth Storey, Ph.D.
Carleton University, Canada

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Matthew

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Hibernation and Gut Microbiome
Matthew Regan, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin Madison

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Claire

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Terrestrial Uses and State Of The Art of Clinical Targeted Temperature Management
Claire Nordeen, M.D.
Bartlett Regional Hospital Juneau, Alaska

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Kelly

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Hibernation Neuroprotection
Kelly Drew, Ph.D.
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Panel Discussion

Presentation Video 1 and Video 2