Space Life Sciences Graduate Training Program

The goal of SLS is to develop a cadre of scientists capable of performing the work necessary to solve the most critical problems in space life sciences that limit long duration space flight such as: 1) bone loss 2) muscle wasting 3) health effects of cosmic radiation 4) changes in metabolism and 5) the consequences of being in a catabolic state while in space. In addition, students will gain the specific training in either nutritional and/or exercise physiology countermeasures against these major biological problems.

Students eligible to apply for the program must be United States citizens who are applying to a Texas A&M University doctoral program in one of five disciplines, Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, Kinesiology, Nuclear Engineering (Health Physics), or Nutrition.

Contact: 

Chelsea Bishop Smith, Director

Program Coordinator
clbishop@tamu.edu
213 Kleberg Center
(979) 845-0850

Center Office: 
213 Kleberg Center
Center Phone: 
979-845-0850