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Zea, Luis

Professor Adjunct



research overview

  • My main professional goal is to conduct space-based research to enable future long-term human exploration of space and that help find solutions to medical problems on Earth


  • Space biology, gravitational microbiology, space life sciences, biological regenerative life support systems, small satellites, CubeSats, international cooperation for space exploration, STEM outreach, biomining, biology-based in-situ resource utilization (ISRU)


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courses taught

  • MCDB 6000 - Introduction to Laboratory Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Introduces methodology and techniques used in biological research. Designed as a tutorial between a few students and one faculty member. Students are expected to read original research papers, discuss findings, and to plan and execute experiments in selected areas. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.


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