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NASA Ames Research Center to be represented at think.BDPST 2018

NASA Ames Research Center will be represented at think.BDPST 2018 by Chief Scientist Jacob Cohen

It is our great pleasure to let you know that Jacob Cohen, scientist at NASA Ames Research Center and Chief Scientist for the International Space Station (ISS), has accepted our invitation to the think.BDPST conference and he will conclude the conference with his keynote speech.

He is the Deputy Division Chief (Acting) for the Mission Design Division and the Director of the Ames Biology Office within the Engineering Directorate at the Ames Research Center. He is also responsible for implementing new biology-based opportunities.

Dr Cohen also works with the Mission Development Division, the NanoSatellite Mission Office, and other directorates and divisions to develop small spacecraft utilisation and application strategies. As part of his interest in the utilisation of space for international, commercial and educational advancements, Dr Cohen leads and coordinates the development of international collaboration opportunities in the Small Spacecraft Class of vehicles and the development of commercial and educational biology, ISS, and small spacecraft opportunities.

Dr Cohen received a PhD from New York University in Molecular Evolution. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Ophthalmology Research Laboratories in the area of viral host relationships.