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CASIS Board of Directors Press Availability

Press Release From: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012

December 13, 2012
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Florida House (Washington, D.C.)

In November, seven individuals were inducted into The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Board of Directors. Following the group's first in-person meeting at The Florida House in Washington, D.C., Board members will make themselves available to the press corps for a limited period of time to introduce themselves and answer media inquiries.

*CASIS is the non-profit organization selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020.

Scientific Members:

-Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D., Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
-Andrei E. Ruckenstein, Ph.D., Vice President Research & Associate Provost, Boston University
-Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D., Professor & Vice Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Managing Members:

-France Cordova, Ph.D., President Emerita, Purdue University
-Lewis Duncan, Ph.D., President, Rollins College
-Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder & President, Institute for Systems Biology (Leroy will not be present)
-Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

Thursday, December 13, 2012
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Florida House
Number One Second Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

There is very limited space in this venue, so interested media are asked to RSVP to Tina Lange at or via cell at 321-223-1013 ASAP.

A live webcast of the CASIS Board Meeting (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST) will also be available for interested media and can be viewed via link at

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