President and Executive Director, International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Lab
Joseph Vockley, Ph.D., is the president and executive director for the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Within the role of president and executive director, Dr. Vockley is responsible for driving the ISS National Lab mission, enabling science and technology opportunities onboard the space station that benefit life on Earth while maximizing U.S. taxpayers’ investment in the orbiting laboratory.
Prior to joining the ISS National Lab, Dr. Vockley held senior leadership positions within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as well as within the public sector, including The National Cancer Institute, Science Applications International Corporation and the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Vockley has become a recognized expert in the fields of genomics, precision medicine, cancer research, and bioinformatics – receiving multiple patents for his work. Dr. Vockley received his B.S. in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Delaware.