Institute Staff

Together, the director, deputy director, development specialists and administrative personnel operate as the Translational Research Institute for Space Health management. The institute, designed with a simple and efficient structure, has a minimal footprint and relies heavily on virtual connectivity to perform. The development specialists represent the institute's consortium and are physically located in hotbeds of technology on the east and west coasts as well as in Houston, Texas, home to the Texas Medical Center. The director, deputy director and administrative personnel are located in Houston and office in the TMC Innovation Institute and the BioScience Research Collaborative at Rice University.

Dorit B. Donoviel, Ph.D.

Director
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: donoviel@bcm.edu

Virginia E. Wotring, Ph.D.

Deputy Director and Chief Scientist 
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: virginia.wotring@bcm.edu

Shaunna L. BoClair

Head of Finance
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: sboclair@bcm.edu

Stratis Catacalos

Chief Education and Communications Officer
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: catacalo@bcm.edu

Dejan Stojkovski

Chief IT Business Solutions Officer
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: stojkovs@bcm.edu

Iris Ali

Accountant
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: iali@bcm.edu

Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D., M.S.

Senior Research Portfolio Manager
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: emmanueo@bcm.edu

Catherine M.M. Domingo

Administrative Manager
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: cmmoreno@bcm.edu

Nancy S. Gibbins, B.B.A.

Translational/Faculty Liaison
Baylor College of Medicine
Email: ngibbins@bcm.edu

Development Specialists

Integral to the institute's science management are development specialists, who are located at each of the consortium's institutions. The west coast is represented by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the east coast by the Massachusetts  Institute of Technology (MIT), and is rounded out by Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Development Specialist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: jhoffma1@mit.edu

Stephen L. Mayo, Ph.D.

Development Specialist
California Institute of Technology
Email: steve@mayo.caltech.edu

Gary E. Strangman, Ph.D.

Development Specialist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Email: strang@mgh.harvard.edu

Board of Directors

Jeffrey P. Sutton, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair of the Board
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas