Center for Space Medicine

Microbiome for Mars


Surveying Microbiome Connections to Healthcare with Implications for Long-Duration Human Space Flight


On July 13, 2020, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) co-hosted a one-day workshop exploring the connection between the microbiome, healthcare and the future of human exploration.

View recorded presentations below:

Welcome, Introduction and Context
Steve Mayo, Ph.D., Caltech and TRISH
Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., TRISH
Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D., Caltech
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Perspective on the Field and Effects of Radiation on Microbiome
Rob Knight, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
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Gut microbes in Multiple Sclerosis: Structural, Functional and Integrative Analysis
Sergio Baranzini, Ph.D., UCSF
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Gut-Brain Connections to Behaviors in Mice
Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D., Caltech
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Gut-Brain Connections to Behaviors in Humans 
Emeran Mayer, M.D., Ph.D., UCLA
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Microbial Pathways to Metabolite Production 
Michael Fischbach, Ph.D., Stanford
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Microbiome Sequencing Technologies
Joe Petrosino, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
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Autism Clinical Trials
Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Ph.D., ASU
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Gut Bacteria Human co-Metabolism - Implications in Neuropsychiatric Diseases
Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, Ph.D., Duke
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Radiation Effects on Microbiome / Metabolome
Amrita Cheema, Ph.D., Georgetown
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Investment in Microbiome Space
Denise Kelly, Ph.D., Seventure
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Microbiome in Cancer and COVID-19
Stephanie Culler, Ph.D., Persephone Biosciences
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Regulatory Considerations for Microbiome-Based Therapeutics
Paul Carlson, Ph.D., FDA
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