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Science Café – Contributions and Relevance of Fluorescent Proteins
October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Event: Science Cafe
Where: Crossroads BBQ & Grill, 387 E Gude Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Jacoby Morris
Topic: Contributions and Relevance of Fluorescent Proteins
Kimberly Jacoby Morris is a current postdoctoral fellow at NIH in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Biophotonics laboratory of Dr. George H. Patterson. Her current projects focus on developing fluorescent proteins for imaging technologies. Prior to her arrival at NIH, Kim was an interim organic chemistry laboratory lecturer at Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania. She was awarded her PhD from Temple University for her contributions in understanding the chemical mechanisms of UV-damaged DNA repair.
Dr. Jacoby Morris’s presentation will focus on the contributions and relevance of fluorescent proteins and their contributions to the field of biomedicine. She will present a brief history of the discovery and engineering of fluorescent proteins, describe how we use fluorescent proteins in medical imaging and therapeutics and she will discuss future applications of fluorescent proteins.