2002 Annual Science Report

NASA Ames Research Center Reporting  |  JUL 2001 – JUN 2002

The Effect of Reducing Gravity on Caenorhabditis Elegans

Project Summary
4 Institutions
3 Teams
0 Publications
0 Field Sites
Field Sites

Project Progress

We successfully completed genomic microarray analyses of hypergravity exposure in C. elegans. Posters were presented and a manuscript is in preparation. We initiated behavioral analyses and growth curves in preparation for a proposed spaceflight.

  • PROJECT INVESTIGATORS:
  • PROJECT MEMBERS:
    Catharine Conley
    Project Investigator

    Stuart Kim
    Collaborator

    Elena Kozak
    Postdoc

    Nathanial Szewczyk
    Postdoc

    Ingrid Udranszky
    Research Staff

  • RELATED OBJECTIVES:
    Objective 4.0
    Expand and interpret the genomic database of a select group of key microorganisms in order to reveal the history and dynamics of evolution.

    Objective 7.0
    Identify the environmental limits for life by examining biological adaptations to extremes in environmental conditions.

    Objective 10.0
    Understand the natural processes by which life can migrate from one world to another. Are we alone in the Universe?

    Objective 16.0
    Understand the human-directed processes by which life can migrate from one world to another.