WEMGS Brown Bag Lunch Social
Presented by the Women in EMGS (WEMGS) SIG
When: July 14, 2021 at 1:00PM- 2:00PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (U.S.)
Duration: 60 minutes
Where: Virtual (a link will be provided to all registered participants)
Details: The meeting is open to WEMGS members, EMGS members, and guests.
About: The WEMGS is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch (and wine if you can) Social, featuring Dr. Emily Crawford, UCSF, who, in “eight crazy days,” transformed a research lab into a clinical diagnostics lab for SARS-CoV-2 during the start of the pandemic! The WEMGS Brown Bag Lunch Social will provide ample time for networking and catching up with friends and colleagues in a relaxing setting.
Speakers: Dr. Emily Crawford
Dr. Emily Crawford carried out her PhD thesis research in Jim Wells' lab at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she studied the evolution of caspase activity in the programmed cell death of a wide range of metazoans. As a postdoctoral fellow in Joe DeRisi's lab at UCSF, she devised CRISPR-Cas9-based tools for depleting abundant sequences and enriching rare sequences in next-generation sequencing libraries. She went on to pursues development of new infectious disease diagnostic methods as a Group Leader at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, and from March to November 2020 she lead the Biohub/UCSF COVID19 clinical testing facility known as CLIAHUB, where each day over 1,000 SARS-CoV2 PCR tests were processed for county Public Health Departments across California. In her current role, Emily is working as a scientific advisor to biotech startups at The Production Board, a foundry firm in San Francisco.
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