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NASA Space Bioscience Microbiologist & Project Scientist for Biology Experiments Flying to the Space Station

Guest Bio

David is a researcher and project scientist in the Space Biosciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center who studies microbial dispersal with traditional and molecular methods. He was awarded a B.A. in Ecological & Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Biology & Astrobiology from the University of Washington in 2012. David has research experience with biology instruments and payloads flown on NASA aircraft, balloons, and also to the International Space Station. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his dog, skiing, and rooting for the Denver Broncos.

David will join a panel about the International Space Station and new technologies NASA is developing to sustain life in space, including how plants, animals, microbes and other organisms from Earth adapt to being in space.