The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), led by Baylor College of Medicine, has awarded postdoctoral fellowships to two outstanding early career scientists.

Each awardee will undertake a two-year project that addresses challenges to astronaut health during deep-space exploration missions. “TRISH supports cutting-edge research as well as the career development of the next generation of space life scientists,” said Dr. Dorit Donoviel, director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health. 

The postdoctoral fellows are: 

Michael Friedman, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Genetic Variability in Microgravity-Induced Bone and Muscle Loss
Mentor: Henry Donahue, Ph.D.

Lindsey Haggett, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Mechanisms of Protection from Radiation by Natural Proteins
Mentor: Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D.

The mission of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health is to lead a national effort in translating cutting-edge terrestrial research into applied risk mitigation strategies for the human exploration of deep space. TRISH was founded in 2016 and works in partnership with NASA’s Human Research Program through a cooperative agreement. The institute is a consortium led by Baylor College of Medicine and includes the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Learn more about the Translational Research Institute for Space Health.