Thank you to my wonderful group for our lab move to a temporary space (we move again to a new, completely renovated space next year). Thank you team!!!!
Our collaborator, Karen Jonscher (Associate Prof. at CU Denver School of Medicine), just published work in PLoS One showing that mice from our STS-135 Space Shuttle mission show liver damage after only ~13 days in microgravity. The most alarming aspect of this work is that these mice were relatively young (only 9 weeks of age at launch) yet they developed characteristics of aging. Check out a press release here and the article here! You can also contact Dr. Jonscher at karen dot jonscher at ucdenver dot edu if you have any questions about her research.
We are very excited the Jenn Coulombe, a new Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado, is planning to join our group for the upcoming Fall 2016 semester. Jenn has a background in Forensic Anthropology and is excited to come to CU Boulder to work on bone quality changes in spaceflight and with metabolic disease.
Chelsea Heveran, 3rd year PhD student in the Ferguson group, won a prestigious P.E.O. Scholar Award this spring worth $15K. See more about the P.E.O. Scholarships here. We are very thankful to this wonderful organization for recognizing Chelsea for her many accomplishments and hard work on her fascinating journey as she works toward her Ph.D.