HI-SEAS is an 8 month simulated mission to Mars funded by NASA to study psychology. I lived in isolation with 5 crewmates on the barren slopes of Mona Loa and our only contact with the outside world is through a 40 minute delay as would found between Mars and Earth. We lived in a 130 square meter habitat doing the things Martian astronauts would do. To go outside, we wore moc space suits and had to request permission the day before. I was responsible for managing the crew and our resources including scheduling, resource utilization, and communicating with Mission Support personnel. I also certified our lab with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture for the use of recombinant microorganisms. My personal research project on the mission is the application of synthetic biology in response to mission needs.