University of Florida Genetics Institute member Anna-Lisa Paul, PhD, has been named president-elect of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. The ASGSR is a collection of international researchers dedicated to promoting the study of “how living organisms and physical systems respond to gravity.”
Paul is a professor in the department of horticultural sciences. Her term with the ASGSR is for three years. One of the organization’s methods of outreach involves promoting policy to Washington and NASA headquarters. Paul said they will take a trip to Capitol Hill in the spring. She plans to advocate for expanding use of suborbital vehicles and preparing to travel to Mars.