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WN@tL: “The history and future of genome science at UW-Madison”
October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Speaker: Audrey Gasch
Speaker Bio: Dr. Gasch hails from Chilton, Wisconsin, where she first became enthralled with biology while growing up on a rural farm. She received her BS in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 before attaining her PhD in Biochemistry from Stanford University, followed by postdoctoral studies in genomics at the Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Gasch has maintained a research lab at UW-Madison since 2004 in the Departments of Genetics and Medical Genetics. She is also passionate about brining science and genomics to schools and community centers in effort to provide all kids access to exciting hands-on science.
Description: The University of Wisconsin has established a new research endeavor, the Center for Genomic Science Innovation (CGSI). The goal of the center is to foster innovative new ways of reading, studying, and interpreting an organism’s DNA blueprint, called the genome, for broad application in medicine, agriculture, industry, and basic scientific discovery. CGSI Interim Director Audrey Gasch will speak about what a genome is, why the field of genome science is important, and how UW-Madison is bringing the benefits of genomics to Wisconsin and beyond.