Science in the News

This seminar series will introduce participants to groundbreaking work being done in the worlds of science and medicine. A series of local scientists will share their stories and facilitate interactive discussions on a broad range of interdisciplinary research topics and their various implications. These speakers have experience in both academia and industry, some conducting basic research and others doing more translational work. Past topics have included: developing new therapeutic antibodies in cancer, finding solutions to bacterial drug resistance, explaining the science of climate change, debunking computer processing speed mysteries, applying artificial intelligence in medicine, and using narrative medicine for patients with limited English proficiency. No prior knowledge is required, and each two-hour session will provide plenty of time to listen, learn, discuss, and ask questions. Participants should prepare to engage in meaningful conversation about exciting science!

Group Leader: Kaitlin Rhee
Venue: Online
Meets on: Friday 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Starting: 10/11/2024
Sessions: 6
Class Size: 24
Teaching Style: Lecture with questions
Weekly Preparation: None
Group Leader Biography:

Kaitlin Rhee is a chemical biology PhD student at Harvard doing research in the Zhou Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research focus is engineering antibodies to manipulate biology in cancer and immune cells. In her free time, she enjoys mentoring younger students, hoping to inspire the next generation to pursue careers in biomedical research. She is also passionate about spreading scientific news and making science more accessible to the public through seminars such as these.