Louisiana Tech University’s 2019-20 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series begins with a presentation by NASA astronaut Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor about medical research aboard the International Space Station at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at in Howard Auditorium.
Auñón-Chancellor began working with NASA as a Flight Surgeon in 2006. In 2009, she was selected as a NASA astronaut.
For NASA, Auñón-Chancellor spent more than nine months in Russia supporting medical operations for International Space Station crew members in Star City. She also served as Deputy Crew Surgeon for STS-127, the 23rd flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour, in the summer of 2009.
Auñón-Chancellor was most recently a part of the Expedition 56/57 crew that launched to the International Space Station in June 2018.
She is board certified in both Internal and Aerospace Medicine.
Established in 2013, the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series is a lecture series that brings world-renowned researchers from a variety of biomedical fields to the Tech campus. The series offers students and faculty the opportunity to learn and interact with leaders in their fields of study. Representing the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical research, the lectures are always free and open to the public.