Presentation: Food system development for the final frontier: challenges and integrative solutions
Dr. Grace Douglas serves as the lead scientist for NASA’s Advanced Food Technology research effort, which focuses on determining methods, technologies, and requirements for developing a safe, nutritious, and palatable food system that will promote astronaut health during long-duration space missions. Her responsibilities include assessing the risk of an inadequate food system to crew based on vehicle design and mission concept and developing the research path that will ensure the food system meets crew health requirements on spaceflight vehicles. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in food science from the Pennsylvania State University and North Carolina State University, respectively, and a Ph.D. in functional genomics from North Carolina State University.