Virtual Outreach with New Horizon Elementary School

BMSIS Young Scientist Shaelyn Silverman led an outreach event at New Horizon Elementary School in Irvine, California. On September 29th, 2017 I had the privilege of leading a virtual outreach event for a 3rd grade class of New Horizon Elementary School, located in Irvine, CA. Through FaceTime I gave the students a tour of the Exobiology branch at NASA Ames and showed them the exciting microbial mats in the Microbial Ecology & Biogeochemistry Research Laboratory where I work. We discussed […]

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Ryan Scott Receives ASBMR Young Investigator Award

Young Scientist Ryan Scott and his team were awarded the 2017 ASBMR (American Society for Bone Mineral Research) “Young Investigator Award.” Other team members who worked on our research with Ryan at NASA Ames Research Center include Mohit Nalavadi, Sulekha Anand, Yasaman Shirazi, and Josh Alwood. Ryan will give a presentation of his results, titled “Zoledronate and Mechanical Loading Treatments During Simulated Weightlessness: Cancellous Structure and Osteocellular Responses” at the 2017 ASBMR Annual Meeting in Denver this September. Congratulations to […]

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Ryan Scott Ranks at State-wide Student Research Competition

Young Scientist Ryan Scott placed 2nd in the Graduate Division of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at the 31st Annual California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition, held April 28-29, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The event saw the participation of hundreds of graduate and undergraduates student researchers from all 23 CSU campuses, extending from San Diego State to Humboldt State. Ryan was there representing San José State University, as all the participants had been selected beforehand as winners in […]

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Christina Cheung Selected as NASA Outreach Lead

Young Scientist Christina Cheung is now serving as the Space Biosciences Outreach Lead at the NASA Ames Research Center. She is ramping into this duty slowly, as her primary duties for the next few weeks will be supporting the Fruit Fly Lab-2 experiment which is due to launch on SpaceX-11 in mid-May. Following this mission, she will be working half time on Fruit Fly Lab and half time as the Outreach Lead. Christina Cheung received her Bachelor of Science degree […]

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Ryan Scott Wins Student Research Competition

Young Scientist Ryan T. Scott, working with with Joshua S. Alwood in the Bone and Signaling Lab, recently was selected as a winner of the 2017 San José State University Student Research Competition. Having completed his Masters last year, the next step is one more oral and one more poster presentation at the statewide CSU Student Research Competition in late April, at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The research was conducted at NASA Ames Research Center, and is […]

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