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Dr. Jamie Foster

Professor, University of Florida

Dr. Foster is a Professor at the University of Florida's Department of Microbiology and Cell Sciences, Space Life Science Lab. She is the former President and 2022 Conference Chair of The American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR).

Dr. Foster’s research is “dedicated to examining the interactions between microbial communities and their surrounding environments to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that microbes use to adapt and respond to changes in the environment.” Her academic interests include astrobiology, microbialites, microgravity, and symbiosis.

Dr. Foster earned her BS from the University of Massachusetts, MS from the University of Southern California, and PhD from the University of Hawaii.