Ivan Paulino Lima

Extremophiles and Human Space Exploration

Ivan Paulino Lima

Talk: Extremophiles and Human Space Exploration

Dr. Paulino-Lima is a Research Scientist at Universities Space Research Association. He received his PhD degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is developing several projects at Dr. Rothschild's lab at NASA Ames Research Center for the past five years. His primary research is focused on radiation-resistant microorganisms and how this capability could be transferred to humans in the near future. In this talk, Dr. Ivan Glaucio Paulino-Lima discusses his research on extremophiles, their applications on Earth and their impact on human space exploration.

Ivan Paulino Lima

My current research project at NASA Ames Research Center is related to the evolution of radiation resistance, which is a widespread phenotype with representative organisms from all domains of life. Physiological factors have been recently demonstrated to play a role on radiation resistance.