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The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.


The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis

Harshini Mukundan
Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy

Human evolution and persistent diseases have existed side-by-side. A recent concern is the re-emergence of tuberculosis, one of the oldest and most challenging diseases known to man.

Disease Diagnostics Research at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Disease Diagnostics Research at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Effective diagnosis can save lives and prevent its spread. This talk will cover how our immune system discriminates between itself and foreign entities and how a new laboratory and natureinspired strategy can detect tuberculosis equally well in human and animal populations. The approach is being extended to other applications such as the identification of strep throat and respiratory infections.

Harshini Mukundan Frontiers in Science poster

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Duane W. Smith Auditorium
Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos

Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
New Mexico School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.


Innovations for a secure nation

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Scientists are developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield and to field hospitals in the World's poorest regions.  

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