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Liz Warren, Ph.D.

Marin Science Seminar Presentation: "Space Physiology: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Living in Space"   (March 21, 2011) Download flyer

Liz Warren, Ph.D. grew up in Marin County and pursued a childhood dream of working at NASA.  What happens  to astronauts’ bodies while they are in space?  How do we keep astronauts healthy?  What can we learn about physiology from the International Space Station?  Dr. Warren will discuss these topics and describe her experiences and career at NASA.

Dr. Warren is an Operations Lead for the International Space Station Medical Project at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.  She grew up in Marin Country and graduated from Tamalpais High School.   She earned both a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from the University of California, Davis.  Dr. Warren trains astronauts and works in mission control as the lead of a team that consists of engineers, planners, procedure writers and science support personnel to ensure successful science on-orbit.


Liz Warren at Marin Science Seminar
Dr. Warren experiencing ‘zero gravity’ during a parabolic flight on NASA’s C-9 aircraft (affectionately called the “Vomit Comet”).

Liz Warren NASA
Liz Warren at NASA

Dr. Warren at USRA DSLS