Skip to main content



Spaceflight Human Optimization & Performance Summit (SHOP-23)

27 Apr 2023 - 29 Apr 2023

University of Houston-Clear Lake

SHOP-23 event website:

High Performance Training to the Moon and Beyond

KBR is proud to co-direct the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s 2023 Spaceflight Human Optimization and Performance Summit as its premier sponsor. SHOP-23 connects thought leaders in strength and conditioning, sport science, physical therapy, athletic training, medicine, engineering, psychology, and nutrition with interests in supporting the physical readiness of astronauts for extended duration spaceflight. For more than 50 years, KBR has been an industry leader in human performance and readiness solutions for individuals in extreme situations, including astronauts, pilots and the U.S. Special Operations Forces.

We invite you to join us this April for exciting lectures and discussions led by world-renowned speakers, including KBR research scientist in human performance, Bianca Cerqueira, PhD.

Presentation: “From flying pigs to pigs in space - Translational animal models for space biology research”

April 29 from 12:30 to 1:20 PM CST

Presented by Bianca Cerqueira, PhD

Dr. Bianca Cerqueira is a Human Performance Research Scientist located at Lackland Air Force Base within KBR's Human Performance Research Division. Her research supports the Air Force Research Lab, USAF 59th Medical Wing, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Defense Health Agency, and NASA with a focus on data analytics, machine learning, biomedical research, mental health resilience, and human performance optimization. She holds a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Certificate in Translational Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

To register, click here.

Cookie Policy