INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
The Science Research Institute (SRI) was founded in 2016 to serve as an advanced collaborative research institute working to solve some of the world’s most complex science problems. SRI started with a partnership between Langston University, NASA, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. This collective partnership works to advance research and education to produce the next generation of scientist in addition to the investigation of challenging research questions.
The NASA MIRO program provided the initial funding to start the SRI which now houses the Langston University NASA Advanced Research in Biology Center (LUNAR-BC). LUNAR-BC works collaboratively with partners and others to develop natural countermeasures to the immune dysregulation in astronauts during extended space flight missions. This collaborative research project will help to provide solutions to the immune dysregulation, thus allowing for extended human space travel missions.