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.

The institute is led by Baylor College of Medicine with partners including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology.