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Virtual Science on Tap with Karissa Sanbonmatsu

WHEN:
Oct 19, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
This is a live, virtual event.
Please see registration link below.
SPEAKER:
Karissa Sanbonmatsu
CONTACT:
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
CATEGORY:
TYPE:
Public Event
INTERNAL:
Karissa Sanbonmatsu

Event Description

A conversation with Karissa Sanbonmatsu about your heart’s deepest secrets, and how collaborative research at Los Alamos may help uncover them.

Researchers at Los Alamos are engaged in a multitude of scientific challenges. They work collaboratively with diverse, multi-disciplinary teams in dozens of highly specialized fields of science including theoretical computer science, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, volcanology, planetary science, mechanical engineering and immunology. One of the most exciting fields of research underway is the study and modeling of human genetic material, specifically RNAs. 

Sanbonmatsu Team, led by Karissa Sanbonmatsu of the Lab’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, is breaking ground in the field of long non-coding RNAs (ribonucleic acids), the polymeric molecule believed to be essential for controlling gene expression. The team’s research led to the development of 3D, atomistic models of these long non-coding RNAs in order to see them and examine how they operate. Sanbonmatsu Team’s work has the potential to lead to new strategies in regenerative medicine for people with heart conditions due to cardiovascular disease or aging. 

To join Karissa at October’s virtual Science on Tap and learn more about her team’s discoveries, what they mean for modern medicine and how the Lab’s supercomputing capabilities make it all possible, please register here

Date: October 19, 2020
Time: 5:30–7:00 p.m.