Award Recipient


Laurel Clark Sea to Space Physiology Research Grant, sponsored by Jon Clark, in memory of his wife, Astronaut Laurel Clark

Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown completed her B.H.K. and M.Sc. at the University of British Columbia where she developed a passion for physiology. During her M.Sc., she was able to work with elite breath-hold divers which inspired her passion for diving physiology. From there, she learned about the Ama and Bajau populations that have been free diving as a means of survival for thousands of years and show physiological adaptations that support their marine-dependent lifestyle. Courtney’s goal is to work with the Ama people to better understand if these differences are genetic and what their functional outcomes are.

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