Author Archives: gita

Welcome to my website!

I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Physiologist. My main field of research is the musculoskeletal system in spaceflight, immobilisation and ageing. Currently, I am affiliated with Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, where I work with a DFG (German Research Council) research fellowship grant. This website is about my research, books and what is going on.

Recent highlights:

The Journal Experimental Cell Research [IF 3.383] has published our newest paper from the AGBRESA bed rest study, titled “Sixty days of head-down tilt bed rest with or without artificial gravity do not affect the neuromuscular secretome”.

Our newest paper on athletics performance declines with ageing was published in the journal GeroScience [IF 6.444]. Access the paper for free HERE.

My brother and I have published our new book titled “The Spacefarer’s Handbook – Science and Life Beyond Earth” in August 2020. Find a free preview and further details HERE.


Find my profile on the Manchester Metropolitan University website HERE.