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At the end of 2021, UWSOP Pharmaceutics Associate Professor Ed Kelly was invited to join a panel that will work to prepare a report for NASA that will be used as a guide for funding requests to Congress for the next 10 years.
“Our goals are to review the current state of biological research in space,” said Kelly of the panel’s mission. “We will create a report recommending what NASA should pursue to advance our scientific knowledge.”
According to Kelly, the panel will comprise a national committee of scientific specialists united for a common goal.
“What I’m most excited about is that I’m getting to work with world class experts in a diversity of fields,” he said. “Our report will impact how NASA allocates their funding to advance space-based research.”
Read more about the project here.