By design, TRISH is a consortium of one of the nation’s leading medical colleges, Baylor College of Medicine, and two of the nation’s premier technology institutions, Caltech and MIT. Leaders from the consortium institutions serve on the Board of Directors and are represented by Institute Innovation Specialists. During alternating years, these institutions lead scientific workshops for the space health community, and TRISH supports research activities through seed grant programs. The Institute also works closely with NASA’s Human Research Program.
California Institute of Technology
Consortium partner Caltech is represented by Kaushik Bhattacharya, Ph.D. on the TRISH Board of Directors, and by Innovation Specialist Steve Mayo, Ph.D.
The Caltech Space-Health Innovation Fund (CSIF): This seed grant program encourages researchers at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to propose extremely innovative, high-risk and high-reward projects, giving TRISH access to very early, outside-the-box projects.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Consortium partner MIT is represented by Elazer Edelman, Ph.D. on the TRISH Board of Directors, and by Innovation Specialist Jeffrey Hoffman, Ph.D.
Spaces in Space: Workshop held in February 2019 highlighted the many opportunities to re-think the design of personal environments for their potential to keep us well and enhance cognitive performance. View Session Recordings.
MIT Media Lab Seed Grant Program: Focused on concrete, applied research and prototype development, this program aims to provide a pipeline of technologies, tools, and human experiences that support deep space exploration.
NASA Human Research Program
As the Institute works to identify cutting-edge science and technology opportunities and invest in research to meet NASA Human Research Program (HRP)’s needs, working in close collaboration is a requirement. In addition to regular Institute operations, TRISH and the HRP work together on the annual HRP Investigators’ Workshop.
- 2020 Investigator’s Workshop
- 2019 Investigators Workshop
- 2018 Investigators Workshop