Characterization of Microorganisms from the International Space Station Potable Water System: Understanding Microbial Responses that Could Impact Flig

Project: Research project

Description

The proposed work is for the participation of the subcontractor, Dr. Cheryl
Nickerson (Professor in the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University) to determine if microorganisms commonly isolated from the International Space Station (ISS) potable water system alter their stress responses when cultured in a spaceflight analogue.
These experiments will be performed using NASA spaceflight analogue bioreactors (Rotating Wall Vessels/RWVs), which have been demonstrated to
mimic aspects of spaceflight on microorganisms.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/149/30/14

Funding

  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA): $14,000.00

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drinking water
infectious disease
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vessel
experiment
station
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