Thais Russomano

Thais Russomano

Ms, Professor

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Biographical details

Thais Russomano ( is an academic and researcher in the field of Space Life Sciences. She has more than twenty-five years of experience looking at how the human body, which evolved over thousands of years under the influence of Earth’s gravity, adapts or not to the lower gravity environments found in Space and on other planets. Her areas of interest and research encompass the fields of Aerospace Medicine, Human Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Telemedicine & eHealth, and are combined with multidisciplinary teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


Thais’ connection with King’s College London goes back nearly twenty years and began with the completion of her PhD in Space Physiology in 1988, under the supervision of Prof. John Ernsting. Although going on to establish and co-ordinate the Microgravity Centre ( in Brazil, a unique and internationally recognized reference centre of Latin America in the study of Human Space Physiology and Space Biomedical Engineering, Thais has maintained her involvement with King’s College, conducting research with Prof Ernsting until his death in 2009, and more recently contributing to the MSc programmes run by the Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences (CHAPS).  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Effect of 6 degree Head-Down Tilt With and Without Hypoxia and Light Exercise on Lung Function, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Master of Science, Gender Differences in Subjective Self-evaluation of Cognitive Performance During Sleep Deprivation, Wright State University, Ohio, USA

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

Bachelor of Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Award Date: 1 Jan 1985

External positions

Director, InnovaSpace Ltd

1 Apr 2018 → …

Chief Medical Officer, International Space Medicine Consortium Inc

Jan 2015 → …

Head, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

199912 Jul 2017


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