Microbiomes: from the White House to the lab

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

On June 13th at 1pm Professor Jo Handelsman will present a seminar "Microbiomes: From the White House to the Lab" before receiving her honorary doctorate at convocation at the University of Waterloo.

STC 0060, June 13, 1 pm

Dr. Jo Handelsman is currently the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a Vilas Research Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. Previously, she served President Obama for three years as the Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology and has served on the faculties of UW-Madison and Yale University. Dr. Handelsman has authored over 100 papers, 30 editorials and 5 books. She is responsible for groundbreaking studies in microbiology and gender in science