Science in the News

This seminar series will present current research that may someday dramatically impact the future of science and medicine. Local scientists will share their stories and facilitate interactive discussions spanning a broad range of interdisciplinary research. Speakers include scientists in a wide variety of disciplines with experience in academia and industry who are conducting basic research at the bench and closely interfacing with clinical practice. Participants will engage in meaningful conversation about exciting topics––from “converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into fuels” and “synthesizing compounds against multidrug-resistant bacteria,” to “bringing artificial intelligence into clinical practice” and “expanding the use of narrative medicine for patients with limited English proficiency.” No prior knowledge is required, and each 2-hour session will provide plenty of time to listen, learn, discuss, and ask questions.

Group Leader: KAITLIN RHEE
Venue: The Engineering Center
Meets on: Wednesdays 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Starting: 2/7/2024
Sessions: 6
Class Size: 24
Teaching Style: Lecture with questions
Weekly Preparation: None
Group Leader Biography:

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