Scientist Spotlight


Discover how science works alongside the pros at Scientist Spotlight. This program, always held on the first Saturday most months and at other times when we can, features local scientists who will share their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Learn how scientists detect cancer-causing genes, estimate fish populations, investigate the geology of Mars, and more.

Join us Sept. 6, 2014 in our Ackerley Family Gallery

10-11 a.m.:

Elisabeth Wurtmann, Extreme survivors: how do bacteria survive (and even eat!) pollution?
Institute for Systems Biology

Angela Katsuyama, How Does Sleep Affect Your Health?
UW, Department of Biology

Brad Dickerson, Lessons in Flight
UW, Department of Biology

Ivonne Ortiz, Who Eats Who in the Bering Sea?
NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center and UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science

Greg Brennan, Genetic Warfare: How We Change Viruses, and How Viruses Change Us
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

11 a.m.–2 p.m.:

Carl Wigren, Autopsy Answers
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Medicine

Corey Snelson, What's in a Neuron?
UW, Department of Biology

Dina Popovkina, The Visual World: Create What You See
UW, Department of Biology

Jill Johnsen, Inheritance and Blood Type
Puget Sound Blood Center/UW Medicine

Siva Kasinathan, DNA Wrapping
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/UW Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology

2 p.m.–5 p.m.:

Yunqi Yan, Building the Very Small for Big Effects
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry

Jaki Braggin, Sneaky Viruses
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Orr Ashenberg, How Birds Give Us Flu
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Susan Fung, When Good Cells Go Bad: When Your Immune Cells Help Tumors Grow
University of Washington, Neurobiology & Behavior

This program exclusively features Pacific Science Center Science Communication Fellows. Fellows are local science-based professionals who are trained in communication and committed to sharing their love of science with you.

Entry to Scientist Spotlight is included with the price of general admission - FREE for Pacific Science Center members. Contact Keni Sturgeon, Director of Science and Education or (206) 269-2143 for more information.