School of Biological Sciences welcomes Gergana Nestorova, Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University. Nestorova will speak about a one-step gene extraction tool that will improve the ISS Bioanalytical Facility.
School of Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Jacqueline Stevens, Professor and Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center. She will talk about her career path to becoming the director of the Adipocyte Biology lab at Pennington Biomedical. She will also talk about different types of students and staff that make up her laboratory. She will also talk briefly about two of her current NIH Funded research projects. She will talk about STAT5, a transcription factor involved in adipose tissue development and she will talk about botanicals that being investigated for the treatment of metabolic diseases.
Dr. Karriem Watson, Dr. John Stewart IV, and Rudy Macklin will discuss the disparities in health care that have become highlighted throughout the pandemic and ways in which doctors, scientists, and the public can address these on-going issues in treatment.
New Frontiers welcomes Chris Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, and Theresa Sokol, Interim State Epidemiology and Program Manager for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section in the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Kevil and Sokol will discuss the spread of the disease and the care of patients throughout the pandemic.
Dr. Miriam Goldstein, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress shares her own path into advocacy and public policy, discusses current initiatives in Ocean Policy, and discusses ways for students to find careers in government, public engagement, and policy.