Recovery of Functional Performance Following Long Duration Space Flight
Directed Study (Collaboration with M. Reschke, NASA Johnson Space Center), 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2020
The primary goal of this joint NASA-Russian study is to determine of functional performance in long duration space flight crews as soon after landing as possible, and to establish a sensorimotor and cardiovascular recovery time constant of functional performance.
Effect of Sensorimotor Adaptation Following Long-Duration Spaceflight on Perception and Control of Vehicular Motion
NRA08-0013 (Collaboration with S. Moore, Mt Sinai Medical School in NYC), 7/1/2009 – 9/30/2016
The major goal of this astronaut study will be to correlate adaptive changes in sensorimotor function and motion perception with the ability to control vehicular motion following long duration space flight.
Straight-Ahead in Microgravity
NRA09 (Collaboration with G. Clément, France) , 7/1/2011 – 9/30/2018
Sponsor: NASA and European Space Agency
The purpose of this joint NASA-European ISS and parabolic flight study is to identify adaptive changes in the spatial reference frames using both ocular and perceptual tasks, and the evaluation of vibrotactile feedback as a sensory aid.
Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases
NRA10 (Collaboration with R. Seidler, U of Michigan), 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2018
The purpose of this ISS study is to identify the relationship between changes in crewmember neurocognitive function and neural structural alterations using fMRI following long duration spaceflight.
Developing Predictive Measures of Sensorimotor Adaptability to Produce Customized Countermeasure Prescriptions
NASA NRA11 (Collaboration with J. Bloomberg, NASA Johnson Space Center), 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015
Sponsor: National Space Biomedical Research Institute
The purpose of this NSBRI study is to develop a set of predictive measures capable of identifying individual differences in the ability to adapt to novel discordant sensory environments. As Co-I, Wood will devote 10% effort through September 2018 to support tests of vestibular function as predictors of adaptive capacity.
Developing Personalized Countermeasures for Sensorimotor Adaptability: A Bedrest Study
NSBRI SA03801 (Collaboration with A. Mulavara, USRA Houston TX), 6/1/2014 to 5/31/2017
Sponsor: National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
The purpose of this project is to identify and characterize a set of behavioral, imaging and genotype predictive measures for sensorimotor adaptation to altered gravity environments.
Treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction Using a Portable Stimulator
CDMRP W81XWH-14-2-0012 (Collaboration with J. Serrador, New Jersey VA), 09/01/14 – 08/31/18
Sponsor: Department of Defense
The major goal of this award is to determine if the use of stochastic noise electrical stimulation can improve vestibular function in those with vestibular loss due to traumatic brain injury. In addition, we will develop a portable stimulator that can be used as a new restorative device.
Use of a Portable Stimulator to Treat Gulf War Illness
CDMRP W81XWH-14-1-0598 (Collaboration with J. Serrador, New Jersey VA), 4/01/14 – 03/31/17
Sponsor: Department of Defense
The aims of this study are 1) Determine the level of vestibular dysfunction in a group of Veterans with Gulf War Illness. 2) Determine the effectiveness of subsensory electrical stimulation in a population of Veterans with vestibular dysfunction to improve balance function.
Vestibular Function Analysis in Mice
NIH K08 DC011540 (Collaboration with T. Makishima, UTMB), 7/1/2012-6/30/2017
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this career development award (UTMB, T. Makishima) is to determine the molecular events leading to altered auditory and vestibular phenotype and behavior in mutant mice, and to correlate these with human inner ear disease.