Eliah Overbey Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship from NASA Space Biology Program!

NASA has announced the award of 18 grants for exciting new Space Biology research that will advance NASA’s understanding of how living systems respond, acclimate, and adapt to the space environment in support of human space exploration,

Among the awardees is soon to graduate UWAB student Eliah Overbey (Genome Sciences), who as been awarded a postdoctoral scholarship to work with Christopher Mason at Weill Medical College of Cornell University to perform single-cell and spatial transcriptome mapping of murine tissue from spaceflight!

NASA reports that “the awarded proposals represent the diversity of basic science research conducted by the Space Biology Program.  They include microbiology investigations to understand microbial behavior and genetics, plant studies to advance knowledge in areas of gravitropic responses and crop plant biology, and research in physiological response by animals to altered gravity.  Many of these investigations will employ cutting edge systems biology analytical techniques which will provide data for identifying underlying mechanisms and networks that respond to or govern biological processes in space.  The bioinformatics data generated from these studies will be submitted to GeneLab for open science access.”