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Jack Lackner, PhD.

Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology, and Director, Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory, Brandeis University

James Lackner is recognized for his expertise and innovations related to human adaptation to unusual force environments including weightless and artificial gravity conditions. He is distinguished for studies on the physiological and psychological adaptations necessary in space flight, extending periods in space, and the physical readaptations required on return to Earth. Dr. Lackner is the director of the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory, which specializes in artificial gravity research. The lab was featured in a 2011 Nova Nowprogram Can We Make It to Mars? hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.