Jamie Guined is the Founder & Executive Director of the SeaSpace Exploration & Research Society (SSERS). The mission of the SSERS is to further the advancement of the human exploration of the ocean (sea) and space through the development of innovative and multi-disciplinary solutions that are applicable to both environments, while promoting the responsible use of each frontier through targeted education, public outreach, and conversation programs. The Society is currently organizing two scientific expeditions, a 100-day multi-disciplinary undersea research mission called “Project Poseidon,” and a microgravity research program dubbed the “PHEnOM Project,” an acronym for “Physiological, Health, and Environmental Observations in Microgravity.” Project Poseidon is currently scheduled to occur in 2018 at Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only operational undersea laboratory, owned and operated by Florida International University. The PHEnOm Project will host its first commercial scientist- astronaut/mission specialist training course beginning in February, 2016, followed by a series of parabolic flight research campaigns in November, 2016. PHEnOM Project team members are currently involved with the development of a concept advanced exercise device for use on Exploration-class space capsules, the development and evaluation of biomedical monitoring devices for the commercial space industry, and a variety of biomedical and human factors research in space analog environments.
In February, 2015 Jamie also participated in the inaugural Project PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Qualification Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, and graduated as a member of the “PoSSUM 8,” a group of the first 8 suborbital scientist-astronauts candidates.
Prior to moving into the commercial space sector, Jamie served as an Exercise Scientist with the University of Houston supporting research at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The focus of her research was to better understand how spaceflight produces changes to the muscular, neurovestibular, and cardiovascular systems, and the development of effective countermeasures and countermeasures hardware that will facilitate adaptation and maintenance of crew health during long-duration spaceflight, as well as recovery and re-adaptation post-flight. Jamie also supported a variety of other physiological, medical requirements, and human performance testing of International Space Station crew members and ground-based research subjects, and has served as Study Lead for multiple NASA and NSBRI funded research projects during her tenure.
Jamie holds a bachelor’s in Exercise Science/Wellness, a master’s degree in Health & Physical Education, a Master of Business Administration, and is currently completing a master’s in Health Science and a master’s of Aeronautical Science.
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