Why are scientists trying to grow organs at the International Space Station? People live on Earth not in zero-gravity. A stem cell expert explains why it is useful to do these experiments in space.
Alysson R. Muotri
Alysson R. Muotri is a professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California San Diego. Alysson earned a BSc in Biological Sciences from the State University of Campinas in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Genetics in 2001 from University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He moved to the Salk Institute as Pew Latin America Fellow in 2002 for a postdoctoral training in the fields of neuroscience and stem cell biology. He has been a professor at the School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, since 2008.