Alexander C. Stahn, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Medical Science in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, Division of Sleep & Chronobiology
Department of Psychiatry
1016 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: +1 215 898 9667
Fax: +1 215 573 6410
Education:
State Exam
Free University of Berlin (English and Sport Science), 2003.
State Exam
Berlin Senate of Education, Research and Science, 2008.
Ph.D.
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Doctor of Science in Medicine), 2008.
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Description of Research Expertise

Neurobehavioral adaptations in extreme environments

Selected Publications

Stahn, A.C., Bell, S., Brauns, K., Dinges, D.F., Fischer, F., Friedl-Werner, A., Gerlach, D., Gur, R.C., Ivkovic, V., Hetzer, S., Johannes, B., Kühn, S., Mühl, C., Piechowski, S., Roalf, D., Strangman, G., & Basner, M.: NEO – Mars Adaptative Training Integrative Knowledge System (MATRIKS) To Improve Operational Performance and Its Neural Basis for Spaceflight Poster at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Macias, B.R., Basner, M., Bershad, E.M., Seidler, R., Stahn, A.C., Pardon, L.P., Laurie, S.S.: Investigating Long-Term Structural and Functional Changes to the Eye and Brain After Spaceflight. Poster at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Seidler, R.D., Stern, C., Basner, M., Stahn, A.C., Wuyts, F.L., zu Eulenburg, P.: Future Research Directions to Identify Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Neurostructural, Ocular and Behavioral Changes Induced by Human Spaceflight: A NASA-ESA Expert Group Consensus Report Talk at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Basner, M., Ecker, A.J., Jones, C.W., Gilad, Y., Schneller, V., Kaizi-Lutu, M., Park-Chavar, S., Stahn, A.C. : Lessons Learned from the Measurement of Cognitive Performance, Subjective Responses and Physiologic Changes in the First Three Commercial Crews Supported by THRISH. Talk at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Ivkovic, V., Basner, M., Stahn, A.C., Spielmann, G., Pollonais, J., Vujovic, N., Zhang, Q., Strangman, G.E.: Temporal Nature of Cognitive and Visuospatial Brain Domain Changes During Long-Duration Low-Earth Orbit Missions: Effects of Sleep Quantity, Immune Function, and Stress on Operational PerformancePoster at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 Poster at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Dinges, D.F., Hensch, T., Stahn, A.C., Basner, M., Nindl, B., Martin, B., Roalf, D., Gur, R.C., Landon, L., Cordoza, M., Bilker, W., Kaizi-Lutu, M., Jones, C., Kayser, M., Dev, S., & Bell, S.: NSCOR for Evaluating Risk Factors and Biomarkers for Adaptation and Resilience to Spaceflight: Emotional Valence and Social Processes in ICC/ICE Environments Poster at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Stahn, A.C., Kühn, A., Jillings, S., Pechnekova, E., Romanella, S.M., Rukavishnikov, I., Santarnecchi, E., Sprugnoli, G., Von Ombergen, A., Tomilovskaya, E., Wuyts, F.L. : Hippocampal Changes in Response to Long-Duration Spaceflight. Talk at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Pauly, J.V., Bunchek, J., Dinges, D.F., Basner, M., Park-Chavar, S., Kaizi-Lutu, M., Roma, P., Wheeler, R., Massa, G., Fritsche, R., & Stahn, A.C.: Veggie on ICE: The Effects of Plan Production on Human Behavioral Health in Long-Duration Antarctic Overwintering Missions. Talk at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Jones, C.W., Kaizi-Lutu, M., Stahn, A.C., Strangman, G., Ivkovic, V., Bilker, W., Stuster, J., Ecker. A.J., & Dinges, D.F.: Data Harmonization of NASA Behavioral Health and Performance (BHP) Standardized Behavioral Measures To Identify Behavioral Responses Across Spaceflight Analog Missions. Talk at the NASA Human Research Program IWS – To the Moon: the Next Golden Age of Human Spaceflight, Galveston, February 7-9, 2023 2023.

Seidler, R.D., Stern, C., Basner, M., Stahn, A.C., Wuyts, F.L. & zu Eulenberg, P.: Future research directions to identify risks and mitigation strategies for neurostructural, ocular, and behavioral changes induced by human spaceflight: A NASA-ESA expert group consensus report. Front Neural Circuits August 2022.

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