Dr. Terri L. Lomax, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, became president of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology on Nov. 7 at the association’s national meeting in Raleigh. She will serve a one-year term.
The association, founded in 1984, includes university, government and industry members who share an interest in biology, space exploration and the effects of gravity and other components of the space environment on life. Lomax will lead the board of directors and represent the association with other professional societies, government officials, educational institutions, industry and stakeholder groups, and the public.
Lomax’s gravitational and space biology background is primarily in the study of plant molecular, cellular and physiological responses to environment. She served continuously as a NASA principal investigator for 18 years before moving to NASA headquarters in 2003. She administered space biology programs and research to support human space exploration for three years.