Rachel Nordberg, a doctoral student working with Dr. Elizabeth Loboa, has been selected as one of NC Space Grant’s Graduate Research Fellows for 2014! As a fellowship recipient in this program, Rachel will receive funding to conduct research that investigates bone loss in space. Her research will examine a cell-signaling pathway known to be involved with bone loss in space. She will look particularly at LRP Proteins, which have not yet been focused on in research. Seeing how these proteins react to mechanical stimuli will shed light on why astronauts lose bone in space and will potentially determine a way to prevent that bone loss pharmaceutically. Congratulations to Rachel on this funding and recognition!