Who Inspire Us
Grymes is assistant director of the NASA
Astrobiology Institute (NAI) in the Office of the Director.
She is responsible for assisting the director in planning, advocating,
implementing, controlling, reviewing, and reporting NAI science
and technical objectives and milestones.
joined the NASA Ames research center in 1991 as a cell biologist
with the life sciences division and has served for the past five
years as the agency's life sciences outreach program manager.
received her doctorate in cancer biology/medical microbiology in
1983 from Stanford University. In her previous work as outreach
manager for NASA's Astrobiology Institute, she was involved in among
many other duties, developing and implementing education, public,
and professional society outreach activities, working with people
within NASA, with other agencies, with academic institutions and
non-profits, and with the private sector. Grymes says the most exciting
aspect of her job at NASA is being involved in making the future
of humans in space a reality.