Dr. William Paloski

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William Paloski

Dr. William Paloski has been named Director of NASA’s Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division for the next two years.  

Paloski will act as a liaison between NASA and the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He will oversee NASA’s fundamental space biology, physical sciences and Human Research Programs (HRP) and manage the International Space Station’s national laboratory.

He has a reputation for producing and managing

He has a reputation for producing and managingscience and is intimately familiar with the NASA system. Paloski is well known by the national and international space human life sciences community, with extensive experience with the European Space Agency and Russian colleagues at the Institute for Biomedical Problems. 

Before joining the HHP faculty in 2008, Paloski spent 23 years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a researcher in its neuroscience laboratory studying posture and sensory motor performance in astronauts during and after space flight. He also maintained laboratories at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Dryden Flight Research Center in California and the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.science and is intimately familiar with the NASA system. Paloski is well known by the national and international space human life sciences community, with extensive experience with the European Space Agency and Russian colleagues at the Institute for Biomedical Problems. 

Paloski will remain a professor in HHP where his research focus applies engineering and physiological principles to studies of sensorimotor adaptation and balance control in humans.

 

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