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Future Biotechnology Research on the International Space Station
MICHAEL L. SHULER is a professor of chemical engineering at Cornell University. He is an expert in bioengineering and performs research in the areas of heterologous protein expression systems, cell culture analogs for pharmocokinetic models, in vitro toxicology, plant cell tissue culture, biodegradation, and bioremediation. Dr. Shuler is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
GARY S. STEIN is professor and chairman of cell biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and deputy director for research at the University of Massachusetts Cancer Center. He focuses his research on regulation of cell cycle and tissue-specific genes controlling proliferation and differentiation in normal and tumor cells.
BI-CHENG WANG is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Georgia. He conducts research on the structure and function of biological macromolecules, including bacteriophage and E. coli RNA polymerases. Dr. Wang is the past president of the Diffraction Society and co-editor of CrystallographicReviews. Before coming to Georgia in 1995, he was a professor of crystallography and biological sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been involved in experiments aboard the space shuttle and the Russian space station Mir that aimed to grow low-defect macromolecular crystals in microgravity.