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Dr. Louis Stodieck, Center Director
Research Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder.
Dr. Stodieck is responsible for overall center direction and strategic planning including setting and carrying out BioServe's goals and initiatives. Dr. Stodieck oversees a number of projects in association with its partners and BioServe researchers. He directs administrative and management functions in BioServe including budget management, NASA reporting, marketing and business development activities. Dr. Stodieck, manages BioServe’s flight program. He also guides research being conducted by BioServe’s scientific staff and graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. David Klaus, Associate Director, Research
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Klaus maintains a leadership role in center research activities and in mission planning and operations. Dr. Klaus developed and teaches courses in the bioastronautics program at CU along with 2 former astronauts now on the faculty, and mentors and advises numerous undergraduate and graduate students within the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. He is engaged in research to elucidate the biophysical mechanisms by which microgravity exerts a variety of effects in single-cell suspension systems. He is also involved in research and development of new technologies for planetary habitation, space suits and life support systems, building on his prior work as a shuttle ECLSS launch controller at KSC and EVA mission operations and test engineer at JSC.
Stefanie Countryman, MBA, Business Development Manager
BioServe K-12 Education Program Director
Ms. Countryman has 21 years experience in the science, research, education and healthcare industries. She has over 11 years experience with BioServe. She directs BioServe’s business development activities including industry recruitment, NASA reporting, coordination and negotiation of commercial contracts and agreements, the oversight of intellectual property issues and serves as a liaison between BioServe and its partners. She also leads BioServe’s K-12 Education programs which have reached hundreds of thousands of students nationally and internationally.