Dr. Bernard Harris by Crumpton published on 2012-11-20T11:14:21Z Interviewed at the BBMS conference in Cambridge (http://bbms12.com/) Dr Harris received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from University of Houston in 1978 and a doctorate in medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1982. After completing his residency training in 1985 at the Mayo Clinic, Dr Harris completed a National Research Council Fellowship at NASA Ames Research Center, where he conducted research in the field of musculoskeletal physiology and disuse osteoporosis. He then joined NASA Johnson Space Center as a clinical scientist and flight surgeon. His duties included clinical investigations of space adaptation and the development of countermeasures for extended duration space flight. Assigned to the Medical Science Division, he held the title of Project Manager, Exercise Countermeasure Project. As a veteran of two space flights, Dr. Harris has logged more than 438 hours in space. Dr Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm that invests in early to mid-stage Healthcare technologies and companies. Currently, he is on the Board for the Houston Angel Network, Medical Informatics, Technology and Applications Center, Houston Technology Center, BioHouston, Houston Small Business Development Corporation and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Board of Scientific Counselors. In addition, he was a Senior Consultant for NASA Aerospace Safety Panel, Member of the NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Committee, Council for the NIH National Institute for Deafness and Communications Disorders and committee for the National Academies Institute of Medicine. Furthermore, Dr Harris holds several faculty appointments including Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications. Dr Harris is also the founder and president of the Harris Foundation, which supports math and science education and crime prevention programs for America’s youth.