Advisory Board

Karina Marshall-Bowman, MSc

Karina Marshall-Bowman, MSc is currently working on her Ph.D. at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne, Germany. Her focus is on brain and eye physiology in space and the vision changes that occur during long duration spaceflight. She has previously held positions at The European Science Foundation in Strasbourg, France; NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; and the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC.
Karina has a background in both space physiology and astrobiology, and authored Increased Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment Associated with Long-Duration Spaceflight and coauthored Catalytic peptide hydrolysis by mineral surface: Implications for prebiotic chemistry.
She has also been involved in the THESEUS (Towards Human Exploration of Space: a European Strategy) roadmap, an independent analysis of ESA’s program for Life and Physical Sciences in Space (ELIPS), and in a study regarding Mars sample return mission requirements.
Karina earned her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Vermont in 2010. She earned her MSc in Space Studies and Human Space Flight at the International Space University in 2011. She will complete her Ph.D. in Space Physiology from the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in 2015.
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