USC, JPL Team (IMAGE) University of Southern California Caption Clay Wang, a professor at USC School of Pharmacy, and Kasthuri "Venkat" Venkateswaran, senior research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be the first team in the world to launch fungi into space for drug discovery purposes. Credit Gus Ruelas Usage Restrictions Please use caption and credit information as written. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.