Join the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section for our monthly professional lecture. This month's event features Dr. Chelsi Cassilly, part of the Jacobs Engineering Space Exploration team at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. Cassilly's talk will focus on issues of planetary protection and microbiology for space exploration. Please register/RSVP on this site to attend. Zoom information will be sent out the evening prior to the event.
About our speaker: Chelsi Cassilly has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Lipscomb University and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has over 10 years of experience in scientific research, including biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, and immunology. Most recently, she conducted research as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She joined Jacobs in February of 2021 as a Planetary Protection Microbiologist supporting the Space Environmental Effects team. While at MSFC, she has worked on the Mars Sample Return mission, Europa Lander mission concept, and Space Launch System. Her interests are hiking, reading, writing, and traveling. She resides in Huntsville, Alabama.