Team

Kai Rasmussen 

Kai Rasmussen is an undergraduate researcher in the NASA funded Gilroy Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His lab project is studying spaceflight induced genetic alterations of Arabidopsis Thaliana.  He is passionate about astrobotany outreach and education and founded astrobotany.com in February 2017 with the goal of providing resources to spaceflight plant researchers and the public. (knrasmussen@wisc.edu)

Dr. Richard Barker

Dr. Richard Barker is a postdoctoral research associate in the Gilroy Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is a manager of astrobotany.com and mentor to many aspiring scientists.  Dr. Barker helped complete the first full transcriptomic RNAseq analysis of Arabidopsis Thaliana from BRIC19.  He creates data visualization tools to make spaceflight data accessible to the public.

Isaac Evavold 

Isaac Evavold is a programmer and web developer in the Gilroy Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He helps manage data/database interfaces and is the main web developer and designer for astrobotany.com.

Dr. Simon Gilroy

Dr. Simon Gilroy is the PI of the Gilroy Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research focus is spaceflight plant biology and plant cell signaling.  He is a life science advisor to Congress and NASA and is a consultant for astrobotany.com.