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2017 Molecular Pathogenesis of
Infectious Disease Mini-Symposium

Thursday, October 12, 2017

“Microbiologist's Guide to the Galaxy”

Keynote Speaker: 

Duane L. Pierson, Ph.D.

Chief Microbiologist, Emeritus
NASA
Johnson Space Center, Houston
 

“Microbiology and Human Space Flight
Benefits for Earth”

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Hensel Phelps West Auditorium
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado
 

Registration is now closed.
Please email Gwen Frederick if you are interested in attending.


8:30 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 am Kasthuri Venkateswaran, Ph.D., D.Ag., Senior Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group
“Microbes in Space”

9:45 am Randall Cohrs, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Varicella Zoster Virus reactivation in Astronauts and what it means on Earth”
10:15 am Sandy Martin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell and
Developmental Biology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Human hibernation for space travel--science or science fiction?”
10:45 am Steven K. Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
“The closest thing to Mars on Earth: Microbes at high elevations in the Andes and Himalayas” 
11:15 am Keynote Address
Duane L. Pierson, Ph.D., Chief Microbiologist, Emeritus
NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston
“Microbiology and Human Space Flight Benefits for Earth”