NASA is seeking graduate student applications for their Space Radiation
Summer School program. Read on if you are interested...
Course topics will include the physics and biochemistry of charged particle
interaction with condensed matter, ionizing radiation dosimetry, DNA damage
and repair, genotoxicity measurements, mechanisms of control and loss of cell
cycle checkpoints and apoptosis, signal transduction including bystander
effects, genomic instability, neurodegeneration, tissue remodeling and their
relationships to carcinogenesis, and degenerative tissue risks including
neurobiological damage by space radiation.
Both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens may apply to the program. All
students must satisfy Brookhaven National Laboratory safety and security
requirements in order to be admitted and selected students must possess oral
and written proficiency in the English language. Expenses for travel within
the U.S. and for room and board will be covered for those selected for the
program, with the exception of U.S. civil servants or employees of some
government agencies. Successful applicants from outside the U.S. must provide
for their travel to and from the U.S. A course syllabus and faculty list from
2005 plus additional information may be found at
Application information for the course may be found at
. Applications must
be received at USRA by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on February 28, 2007.
Student selection will be announced in mid-March.