RFO Speaker Series: Research in Space to Benefit Life on Earth with Liz Warren, Ph.D.

  • Thu, Aug 18, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Pacific Standard Time

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Description

Join RFO and Liz Warren, Ph.D., for an informative conversation on "Research in Space to Benefit Life on Earth.”

Dr. Warren will discuss the effects of spaceflight on the human body and describe research conducted in space that has benefits for those of us on Earth.

Liz Warren, Ph.D. is a physiologist with expertise in the effects of spaceflight on humans.  She has been involved in spaceflight research for over 25 years and is currently the Director of Research Development for Orbital Reef at Blue Origin.

Dr. Warren was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and attended the University of California at Davis for both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in physiology.  For her doctoral work, she investigated the effects of gravity as a continuum on energy balance in rats. She completed post-doctoral work in cancer biology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Laboratory of Cell Growth, and in the Neuroscience Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  She has performed a variety of roles at NASA, including serving as Deputy Project Scientist for the NASA Bed Rest and Artificial Gravity Projects.  Dr. Warren also spent several years as an Operations Lead in Mission Control for the ISS Medical Project.  Dr. Warren most recently managed research on the ISS National Laboratory as a Senior Program Director at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.  Liz is a passionate science communicator and an advocate for human spaceflight and STEM.

 

 

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Robert Ferguson Observatory

The Valley of the Moon Observatory Association (VMOA) is volunteer amateur and professional astronomers plus a small supporting staff organized as a nonprofit association to provide educational programs about science and astronomy for students, the public, and in support of educators.

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