taste of science sends their regards
taste of science is happy to bring you another post-festival event! This time we will be marrying climate change it what will surely be a red hot wedding. Come learn directly from the scientists who's research aligns with climate change in this round table discussion. The venue has an excellent selection of libations to cool you off if it gets too heated. A jazz band will follow the event to finish off the night! More information will be provide as the event gets closer so save the date!
Meet the Scientists
Dr. Lory Z. Santiago-Vazquez
University of Houston, Clear Lake
Dr. Santiago-Vazquez earned her PhD in Marine Pharmacology from UC Santa Barbara and is currently Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Her research interest is in the use of biotechnology to study environmental issues with the main focus on the study of soft corals that produce bioactive metabolites. Additional areas of interest are in the signaling pathway of the stress response in corals that lead to bleaching and the process of microbial influenced corrosion of oil field pipelines.
Dr. Daniel Cohan
Daniel Cohan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. His research specializes in the development of photochemical models and their application to air quality management, uncertainty analysis, energy policy, and health impact studies. Before joining Rice, Dr. Cohan worked for the Air Protection Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. He received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Georgia Tech, and served as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia at the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology. Dr. Cohan is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER young investigator award and a member of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team.