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The graduate training program in Space Life Sciences at Texas A&M University is sponsored by:
NASA NSBRI
Additional Mentors
Students will have the opportunity to work with the following mentors while at Johnson Space Center and elsewhere. External mentors can serve in a supportive capacity and as a member on a student’s graduate committee.

NASA/Johnson Space Center Mentors

Andrea Hanson
Andrea Hanson, Ph.D.
ISS Exercise Countermeasure Operations and Hardware Specialist, NASA Johnson Space Center






Helen W. Lane
Helen W. Lane, Ph.D., R.D.
Chief Nutritionist, NASA Johnson Space Center, Manager, University Research and Affairs, NASA Johnson Space Center






Jim Loehr
James A. Loehr, M.S.
Exercise Physiologist, Space Physiology & Countermeasures, Wyle Life Science Laboratories, NASA Johnson Space Center






Steven H. Platts
Steven H. Platts, Ph.D.
NASA Johnson Space Center Co-Chair






Alan Moore
Alan D. Moore, Jr., Ph.D., FACSM
Senior Scientist, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division, NASA Johnson Space Center, Wyle Laboratories







Lori Ploutz-Snyder
Lori Ploutz-Snyder, Ph.D.
Project Scientist, Exercise Physiology and Countermeasures, Lyndon B Johnson Space Center







Jean D. Sibonga
Jean D. Sibonga, Ph.D.
Science Lead, Bone and Mineral Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center






Scott Smith
Scott M. Smith, Ph.D.
Nutritionist, Manager for Nutritional Biochemistry, Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division, NASA Johnson Space Center






Honglu Wu
Honglu Wu, Ph.D.
Manager for Biodosimetry Laboratory, Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division, NASA Johnson Space Center






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Additional Mentors

Arny Ferrando
Arny Ferrando, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity






Harry Hogan
Harry A. Hogan
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering






Douglas Paddon-Jones
Douglas Paddon-Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Allied Health Sciences and Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, The University of Texas Medical Branch






Marcelo E. Vazquez
Marcelo E. Vazquez, M.D., Ph.D.
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Space Radiation Liaison






Robert R. Wolfe
Robert R. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Director, Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity