alumni profiles

UC Davis Research on Gravity Predates Men Landing on the Moon 50 Years Ago

October 16, 2018
NASA has invested millions of dollars in UC Davis research, working with UC Davis biologists, engineers, physiologists, psychologists and other researchers to study life in space — whether that be studying space itself, the effects of gravity, getting there, staying there or surviving there.

Ben Young Landis, ’03 B.A. in Evolution and Ecology, Founder and Executive Chair of Capital Science Communicators

March 28, 2018
As an independent communications consultant and founder and executive chair of the professional network Capital Science Communicators, Ben Young Landis strategizes methods to communicate science to both general audiences and other groups from non-scientific backgrounds. To do so effectively, he takes cues from marketing principles.

Richard Addante, ’11 Ph.D. in Neuroscience, HERA Crew Member at NASA

December 04, 2017
Richard Addante studies the neurophysiology of human memory. He recently joined up with NASA to study and better understand the effects of long-term spaceflight on the brain, body and team dynamics, of which little is known.