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Gene editing to Martian weather

  • Franky Bradley's 1320 Chancellor Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

Meet the Speakers

 
Dr. Allison Songstad is a stem cell biologist and work for NanoString Technologies as a field applications scientist. I am also a big music nerd - as you will find out!

Dr. Allison Songstad is a stem cell biologist and work for NanoString Technologies as a field applications scientist. I am also a big music nerd - as you will find out!

CRISPR Genome Editing: The Musical

This great talk will be all about CRISPR, from its history to how it’s a winner. But there’s a twist! The whole time will be spent in song or in rhyme. CRISPR genome editing took the field by storm, infiltrated labs making the field transform. Adding to the science we loved it, we were grinning. We saw its brilliance and the field is now winning. There’s a lot more in store for all who like beer and are science-y.

 

How Do You Measure Clouds on Mars to inform Climate Models?

One of the major open areas of climate modeling is the net effect of clouds. Clouds are very good at moving energy around and affect local temperatures—during the day they make it cooler but at night they make it warmer.

The work I do uses images created from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) and sophisticated math to locate and measure the amount of water in martian clouds over an entire martian year.

Dr. David Klassen is a planetary scientist researching how clouds affect the water cycle and climate of Mars. I teach math methods and stellar astrophysics classes.

Dr. David Klassen is a planetary scientist researching how clouds affect the water cycle and climate of Mars. I teach math methods and stellar astrophysics classes.

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