projects is dedicated to the furthering of spaceflight plant biology, interdisciplinary endeavors, and new science education.  We collaborate with a number of institutions both in Madison, WI, and all over the globe.  All inquiries and contact are welcome.

Astrobotany International Research Initiative (AIRI)

The Astrobotany International Research Initiative (AIRI) is an open source astrobotany research platform that seeks to support ongoing space plant biology research through an interactive, collaborative space. We seek to engage researchers, academics, citizen scientists, students, and K-12 students in authentic astrobiology research that is aligned with, and supports, ongoing astrobotany research at space agencies and research organizations around the world.

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TOAST Database

The Test Of Arabidopsis Space Transcriptome (TOAST) Database is a comprehensive database for spaceflight genetics developed in the Gilroy Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  It is supported by NASA GeneLab and Qlik software.

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Games in Astrobotany Workshop

The team at collaborated with GEAR Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to teach an educational astrobotany/game design summer course.  Students aged 9-12 from the Dane County Boys and Girls Club learned about plants in space by designing their own video game.

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