Director, Biomedical Innovation Laboratory & Assistant Professor, Center for Space Medicine
As deputy chief scientist of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), Dorit oversees the diverse portfolio of science and technology research and development projects that address the challenges faced by humans in space. She leads the NSBRI Industry Forum and the SMARTCAP grant program that funds and mentors small startup companies. Dorit is director of the Laboratory for Biomedical Innovations where she evaluates new technologies and countermeasures that have the potential to transform medical care in space and on Earth. She is an assistant professor in the department of pharmacology, a member of the Center for Space Medicine, and an elected faculty senator at Baylor College of Medicine, lecturing and mentoring medical students in space biomedical research.