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Michael Pecaut, PhD
Vice Chair, Basic Sciences, Radiation Research Division
School of Medicine
Assoc Res Prof, Basic Sciences
School of Medicine
Assoc Res Prof, Radiation Medicine
School of Medicine
Member, Biochemistry, SM, Faculty of Graduate Studies

A considerable portion of my career activities have been dedicated to evaluating the impact of environmental stressors (such as low-dose radiation, physical and psychological stress, and spaceflight) on immunity. Most recently, this work involved flying mice aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) in 2011 as part of a large team of investigators associated with BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Amgen, and the NASA Ames Biospecimen Sharing Program. I have also established strong working relationships with the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the LLUMC Proton Treatment Center. These experiences have given me a unique understanding of the physiological impact of these environmental factors on immune function, as well as useful connections to premier researchers in the field.