Conservation, Metagenomics and Conducting Research in a Museum
Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater. The presentations are meant to demonstrate the vast variety of careers in scientific fields from astronomy to zoology and are appropriate for ages 8 and older. This month, we;ll hear from Julie Horvath, PhD, on the history of the Museum, her conservation and genetic work in collaboration with Museum herpetologists, and different microbiology and genetics research projects conducted in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the Museum.
Julie Horvath, PhD, is the head of the Genomics and Microbiology Research Lab and a jointly appointed research associate professor at North Carolina Central University in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.