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Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Speaker: Kathleen (Kate) Rubins, Ph.D.
Title: Science in Extreme Environments: Building Extraterrestrial and Earth-Based Research Capabilities
Location: Building 50 Auditorium


Selected by NASA in 2009, Kate completed her first spaceflight on Expedition 48/49, where she became the first person to sequence DNA in space. Kate spent 115 days in space and conducted two space-walks totaling 12 hours, 46 minutes. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Stanford University Medical School Biochemistry Department and Microbiology and Immunology Department.