Dr. Jeff Willey

Dr. Jeff Willey is a researcher with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute: Musculoskeletal Alterations Team. Principal Investigator: Radiation Effects on Bone Tissue and Cells in Reduced Gravity. Clemson University: Postdoctoral Research Associate. Dr. Jeff Willey has more than eight years research experience in the fields of bioengineering and biological sciences. His current research investigates radiation-induced osteoporosis. Specifically, how ionizing irradiation that models cancer therapy and spaceflight conditions causes bone loss. In addition to his NSBRI-funded project, Willey is a collaborator on other NSBRI, NASA-funded and private-industry-funded projects. Prior to arriving at Clemson, Willey conducted biomechanics research at Ohio University and was a biology instructor at Ohio Northern University. Willey is also active in promoting educational outreach. He is the past-chairperson Radiation Research Society Scholars-In-Training Committee, a group dedicated to promoting the development of students and fellows in the radiation sciences. For more information, please visit: http://www.batemanlab.com.

Broadcast 1258 (Special Edition)

uests: Dr. Ted Bateman, Dr. Jeff Willey. Topics: Microgravity environment of space and bone loss in astronauts due to radiation. Our guests for today, Dr. Ted Bateman and Dr. Jeff Willey, both of Clemson University, are involved in bone loss studies at the radiation levels astronauts will probably encounter on long duration spaceflights, space settlement, and possibly even on a flight to Mars. Their research flows from a project funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) in Houston.

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