Iv Mayor (Sweden)

Iv Mayor is a Ph.D. candidate and a graduate teaching assistant at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She is currently engaged in research that bridges the domains of neuroscience and immunology, with a specific focus on applications within regenerative medicine. Iv has a long-standing passion for space exploration, space-related research and educational initiatives. She has been an active member of Space Generation Advisory Council since June 2021, serving as PR & Communications Coordinator of Space Medicine and Life Sciences Project Group. Additionally, Iv Mayor holds the role of Research Advisor for Deep Space Initiative’s Andromeda Program, where she mentors and guides a team of international students and young professionals through the process of research, scientific writing, article publication and conference presentations. Outside of these commitments, Iv enjoys volunteering at local schools, igniting enthusiasm for STEM subjects and acquainting young minds with the multitude of professions within the space sector.

Kevin Walsh (USA)

Kevin is an engineer, scientist, and recipient of a NASA fellowship. Kevin has previously worked as a contractor for NASA and other U.S. government agencies, for a large biotechnology company, for startup companies, for major hospital networks, and for a nonprofit organization. Kevin has served as a peer reviewer for multiple scientific journals. Kevin’s interdisciplinary research has been published in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented internationally at conferences including the International Astronautical Congress, the NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, and the International Genetically Engineered Machine Grand Jamboree. Kevin received an M.S. in Bioengineering with an Outstanding Dissertation Award from Stevens Institute of Technology. Learn more about Kevin here:


Katherinne Herrera-Jordan (Guatemala)

Kat is a Biochemist and Microbiologist passionate about the role of molecular and cellular biology and microbiology, on human health and medicine. She’s the president and co-founder of the Guatemalan Association of Space Sciences and Engineering (AGICE), generating space-culture in Guatemala. She’s also the founder and CEO of Verne Technologies, a company that generates technological solutions to problems in science and industry, mainly focused on space sciences. She worked on the development and verification of the first Guatemalan microgravity simulator and presented it at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress in 2021, after being awarded as an Emerging Space Leader by the International Astronautical Federation. She also worked on two NASA-funded projects at BioServe Space Technologies: 1) Simulated Micro-, Lunar, and Martian Gravity Microbial Research, and 2) Space Biofilms, and works with Orbital Space Technologies (Costa Rica) as the Chief Scientist. She’s a car enthusiast and her “hobbies” include videogames and scientific communication, with a podcast focused on STEM stories for Spanish-speaking people (EpiSTEMas Podcast), as well as activities for children to make them fall in love with science.

Mark Rosenberg (United States)

Mark J. Rosenberg, MD, is a neurology trainee in his final year at the Medical University of South Carolina. He studied human physiology at the University of Arizona and subsequently completed his medical degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mark is very active in research, particularly in understanding how the nervous system is affected in spaceflight. He has presented worldwide, including in England, France, and UAE, and has been published in high-impact medical journals, including JAMA. Mark is particularly fascinated by trying to identify the underlying pathophysiology of Spaceflight-associated Neuro-ocular syndrome and how it may apply to terrestrial models. Outside of clinical aerospace, Mark is the vice-lead for the Space Medicine and Life Sciences Project Group, a section of the Space Generation Advisory Council, and a Karman Programme Pioneer. When not thinking about spaceflight, he loves weightlifting, running with his husky, and exploring historical sites with his wife. He loves sharing his passions for aerospace medicine and enjoys mentoring people considering a career in space medicine and neurology.

Research Coordinators

Thomas J. James (United Kingdom)

Tom is a postdoctoral researcher in human physiology at the University of Portsmouth, UK, working in both the Clinical, Health and Rehabilitation Team and Extreme Environments Laboratories. His current work is looking into how certain environmental stressors (such as passive heating and hypoxia) can improve metabolic and cardiovascular health in different populations such as those with type 2 diabetes. He has broad human research experience including grants, research ethics, research design, data collection, publication, conference presentation and appearances on national media. When it comes to applying his knowledge to human space flight related issues, he hopes to use his expertise in extreme environments, exercise, vascular, cardiac and metabolic physiology to improve upon existing or elucidate new countermeasures to optimise health and performance for space faring individuals. His “hobbies” include representing Great Britain at age-group level in triathlon, exploring mountains and camping, especially back home in Wales, and following the Welsh national rugby team.

Sunny Narayanan

Daniel Molland

Membership & Community Coordinators

Chandan Sanghera (United Kingdom)

Chandan is a medical doctor from the UK, currently practising in Cambridge.  She graduated from Imperial College London, where she also undertook an intercalated degree in Biomedical Engineering. 


She has a long-standing interest in the field of space medicine, perceiving it as a unique and exciting opportunity to synergize the practice of medicine with her passion for astronomy. Chandan also has a strong passion for research and is pursuing the academic training pathway in the UK.  She hopes to undertake further research in space medicine, using her medical acumen and clinical expertise to explore the intersection of bioengineering, technology and innovation in facilitating human spaceflight.


Web & Newsletter Coordinators

Iv Mayor

HeeYung Woo

Webinar Coordinator

Iv Mayor

Website Coordinator

Daan van den Nieuwenhof (Netherlands)

Daan van den Nieuwenhof is a Dutch sixth year medical student at the Radboud University Medical Center and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. He has a passion for space medicine and regenerative medicine. Daan has participated in several research projects, amongst which a research to optimize hydrogels for tissue regeneration at the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and he is currently writing a review on 3D tissue formation in microgravity. Next to his fascination with health and space, he loves to be creative and started his own graphic design company where he designs logos, illustrations, print lay-outs and websites.

Former Members


Rochelle Velho (United Kingdom)

Anthony Yuen (Australia)

Caterina Gallo (italy)

Vice Leads

Eleonor Frost (United Kingdom)

Devjoy Dev (United Kingdom)

Madison Diamond (Canada)

Research Coordinators

Zhen Cahilog (United Kingdom)

Karoly Schlosser (Hungary)

Membership Coordinators

Yen-Kai Chen (New Zealand)

Event Coordinators

Alfred Hill (United Kingdom)

José Gonçalo Teixeira Alves (Portugal)

Web & Newsletter Coordinators

Md Nazmus Sadat (Bangladesh)

Webinar Coordinator

Jules Lancee (Netherlands)

Past Founding Members

  • Oluwafemi Funmilola (Nigeria)
  • Juan Carlos Mariscal Gómez (Mexico)
  • Laszlo Bacsardi (Hungary)