On Aug. 7, 2020 the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) presented a virtual workshop separating the science from fiction of suspended animation.
The workshop discussed the potential of using synthetic torpor for long-term human space exploration applications by exploring four research areas: natural torpor, synthetic torpor, torpor genetics, and metabolic control in space.
View recorded presentations below:
Welcome and TRISH Introduction
Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D.
Setting the Stage: Space Torpor
Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D., M.S.
Deputy Chief Scientist, TRISH
Evolutionary Genetics of Hibernation
Sandy Martin, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Matteo Cerri, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Bologna, Italy
Hibernation: Metabolic Rate Regulation
Kenneth Storey, Ph.D.
Carleton University, Canada
Hibernation and Gut Microbiome
Matthew Regan, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin Madison
Terrestrial Uses and State Of The Art of Clinical Targeted Temperature Management
Claire Nordeen, M.D.
Bartlett Regional Hospital Juneau, Alaska
Kelly Drew, Ph.D.
University of Alaska Fairbanks