Professional Title Instructor
Companies & Organisations Center for Space Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine
Session Title Emerging Technologies for Medical Care in Extreme Environments
Jimmy Wu is an instructor at Baylor College of Medicine Center for Space Medicine (CSM) and associate director of the Exploration Medicine Laboratory with the focus of using technology and engineering solutions to provide medical care in space. With CSM, Jimmy develops, evaluates, and integrates technologies that will reduce human system risk during exploration space flight missions. Jimmy is also a member of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) serving as their Senior Biomedical Engineer looking to push the frontier of technology and engineering for addressing human system risk in space flight. Jimmy’s role with TRISH also includes team lead of medical technology projects and managing biomedical research to be conducted on private commercial space flight missions.
Previously, Jimmy worked at NASA Johnson Space Center for fourteen years providing engineering, integration, operations, research and development, information technology, and project management support to projects addressing human health and performance during space flight missions. Projects include support of the medical kits for Space Shuttle and International Space Station; planning of the medical kits for exploration-class missions for NASA’s Human Research Program, Exploration Medical Capabilities element; and hardware and operational support to understand the newly discovered Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS).