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SGG—Atmospheric Science Branch

Marilyn F. Vasques

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MS: 245-5
650-604-6120
Marilyn.F.Vasques@nasa.gov

Education: M.S. Projects and Systems Management, 1995
Golden Gate University
  Continuing Education, 1986
San Jose State University
  B.S. Zoology, 1983
University of California, Davis


Professional Experience:  
2006-Present AST, Physical Scientist, Project Manager Earth Science Project Office
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
2003-2006 AST, Physiological Studies, Project Manager and Rodent Science Ops Lead
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
2001-2003 AST, Physiological Studies, Assistant Branch Chief
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1998-2003 AST, Physiological Studies, Project Scientist
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1995-1998 Science Logistics Manager
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1989-1995 Laboratory Manager/ Soviet and SL Experiments Manager
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1984-1989 Biomedical Laboratory Manager
Santa Clara Univerisity cooperative agreement with NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1983-1984 Data Processing Technician
East Side Union High School District Data Processing Dept., San Jose, CA


Skills:
  • Basic Laboratory Techniques
  • Computer and Basic Laboratory Equipment Skills
  • Organization and Logistics Skills
  • Animal Dissection
  • Tissue Culture
  • Radioimmunoassays
  • Microgravity Simulation Studies
  • Hypergravity Studies
  • Animal Dissection, Surgery and Care
  • Dissection Team Training and Coordination


  • Honors and Awards:
    2005
  • Foton M-2 Team Award
  • Safety Award (October)
  • STS-107 Group Achievement Award
  • Safety Award (May)
  • 2003
  • Safety Award - Special Contribution (September)
  • Safety Award - Chemical Management Team (September)
  • STS-107 Group Achievement Award
  • STS-107 Certificate of Achievement Award
  • 2000
  • Performance Award (December)
  • Special Act or Service (August)
  • Special Act or Service (August)
  • Special Act or Service - Safety Suggestion (August)
  • 1999
  • Performance Award (December)
  • Special Achievement Award (August)
  • Special Achievement Award (August)
  • STS-90 Certificate of Achievement Award
  • STS-90 Neurolab Key Member Award
  • Special Achievement Award (June)
  • STS-90 Group Achievement Award
  • Small Payloads Awards (STS 69, 70, 72, 77, 80, 89 & 95)
  • 1998
  • Performance Award (September)
  • STS-90 Crew Award
  • 1997
  • Performance Award (August)
  • 1996
  • Performance Award (September)
  • 1994
  • Quality Increase (May)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Certificate of Recognition for the Cosmos 2G Study
  • 1993
  • Outsanding Performance Award (October)
  • 1992
  • Quality Increase (December)
  • Outstanding Performance Award (August)
  • 1991
  • Outstanding Performance Award (September)
  • Quality Increase
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Certificate of Recognition for Cosmos 2044
  • 1990
  • Quality Increase (December)
  • Special Achievement Award, from International Workshop on Stratospheric Aerosols, Measurements, Properties, Effects
  • Special Act or Service Award (February)
  • 1989
  • Special Act or Service Award (December)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Certificate of Recognition for Cosmos 1887
  • Special Act or Service Award (April)


  •  
    Professional Societies:
    • American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology
    • International Society for Gravitational Physiology

    Special Training:
  • Ames Research Center - Interactive Development of Engineers, Administrators and Scientists Training Program '92
  • NASA- Looking Glass 6 Management Education Program '93
  • Ames Research Center - Leadership Course '93
  • Ames Research Center - Leadership in Action '94
  • Ames Research Center - Socioeconomic Procurement as a Business Imperative '96
  • Communication for Women '96
  • Ames Research Center - Bioethics ‘98
  • Coaching, Criticism and Discipline Skills ‘98
  • Stress Management for Women ‘98
  • Reality Based Leadership '98
  • NASA's Advanced Project Management Course '98
  • NASA's Project Management Shared Experience Program '99
  • IACUC 101 '99 (Member of ARC IACUC '99-'02)
  • NASA's Project Leadership Course PL37 '00
  • NASA's Project Management Tools and Techniques ‘01
  • NASA 1 st Annual Project Manager Conference '04
  • NASA's The Human Element (THE 67) ‘05

  • Community Work:
  • Ames Research Center/Career Awareness Seminars - Ames Speakers Bureau
  • Santa Clara County Science and Engineering Fair – ('90-'00) NASA's Chief Judge ‘94-'96
  • Space Life Sciences Training Program Guest Lecturer - Kennedy Space Center ‘90-'94
  • American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology - Education Committee ‘94-present
  • Mentor in Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) ‘91-'95, ‘98
  • Mentor to DeAnza College Program ‘95- present
  • Guest speaker at local Kiwanas Club '97, San Jose Tech Museum '02, San Jose Civil Air Patrol '03, & DeAnza College Program '03


  • Selected Publications:
    Effects of 7 Days of Microgravity on Organ and Muscle Weights in Rats of Two Ages. M. Vasques, R. E. Grindeland, M. Martinelli, T. Fast, P. Lundgren, J. Tremor, and S. Scibetta. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2006 (in press)
    Foton-M2 Unmanned Russian Research Biosatellite – Development, Implementation, and Operations. Eugene A. Ilyin, Murad G. Tairbekov, Michael G. Skidmore, and Marilyn F. Vasques. International Gravitation Physiology Meeting. April 2006 (in press)
    G-S Sun, K.W. Liittschwager, A.M. Herrera, E. L. Hill and M.F. Vasques. Short Term (45 days) and Long-Term (90 days) Feeding test of the NASA Nutrient Upgraded Rodent Food Bar (RFB) Using Adult Male Sprague Dawley Rats. Poster. American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology 19 (1): 62, Nov 2005.
    D. Reiss-Bubenheim, M. Vasques, P. Dumars, and E. Hill. Twenty Years of Rodent Spaceflight Research at Ames Research Center. Poster. American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology 18 (1): 41, Nov 2004.
    Ray, Chester A., Vasques, Marilyn, Miller, Todd A., Wilkerson, M. Keith, and Delp, Michael D. Effect of short-term microgravity and long-term hindlimb unloading on rat cardiac mass and function. Journal of Applied Physiology 91, 1207-1213, Sep 2001.







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