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May 25-27, 2021

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Gioia Massa

NASA Kennedy Space Center | Life Sciences Project Scientist, Space Crop Production
Gioia Massa is a NASA scientist at Kennedy Space Center working on space crop production for the International Space Station and future exploration endeavors.  She conducts research to study nutrition and flavor of space-grown crops, supports science in a variety of space station hardware, and works with external investigators.  She is active in education and outreach programs related to plants in space. She has a BS in Plant Science from Cornell, a PhD in Plant Biology from Penn State, and postdoctoral research from Purdue and Kennedy Space Center.  She has worked in the areas of plant space biology and bioregenerative life support.