About Us

The mission of the Translational Research Institute is to lead a national effort in translating cutting-edge, emerging terrestrial research into applied space flight, human risk mitigation strategies for exploration missions.

TRI was founded in 2016 and works in partnership with NASA’s Human Research Program through a cooperative agreement and cooperative agreement management plan.

TRI’s headquarters is located in the Texas Medical Center. The institute is led by Baylor College of Medicine with partners including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology.