Shana Kelley, PhD
University of Toronto, Departments of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
"Profiling Cells Inside and Out with Nanostructured Materials"
Noah Fierer, PhD
University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"The Microbial Ecology of Our Homes"
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology
"Imaging Sugar Distribution in Vivo Using FRET Sensors"
New York Times columnist and author
Redefining heredity, weaving together historical and current scientific research, exemplary original reporting, and his own experience as a parent of two daughters, Carl Zimmer will explore ways in which DNA editing and CRISPR may change our world, and examine controversial topics in light of current advances in DNA analysis.
Reception and book signing to follow. Sponsored by the Department of History and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.
Lisa Ainsworth, PhD
USDA ARS, University of Illinois; Department of Plant Biology; IGB Faculty, Genomic Ecology of Global Change & Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation themes
"Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Improve Maize Response to Ozone"
Associate Director, IGB Core Facilities
"A Geobiological Vantage Point of Human Kidney Stone Changes the Medical Wisdom Held Over a Century"
K. Dane Wittrup, PhD
MIT, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago
"Kinetic Mechanisms of RNA-based Gene Regulation Revealed by Quantitative Imaging"