Flow Cytometry Technology: Unraveling the Complexity of Tissues, Oceans, Crops…..and Vaccines
March 25, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm
The University of Vermont, Davis Center, Mansfield Dining Room
FREE pizza and drinks; Open to all youth in grades 7-12
Have you ever wondered how Lake Champlain is being tested for the presence of Cyanobacteria? How do farmers select the best crop of ryegrass with a higher biomass yield? Do you know that to increase the profitability of dairy and beef cattle production, semen is sexed? How do we assess if vaccines (e.g., for Covid) may protect us or not? Scientists use flow cytometry technology to address all these issues and many others! Through dynamic and fun models and games, we will learn about flow cytometry technology.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Roxana del Rio-Guerra is a Faculty Scientist of the Dept. of Surgery at the UVM-Larner College of Medicine. She is originally from Mexico where she completed her Master and PhD programs in Immunology. She came to UVM as a postdoctoral associate in the Immunobiology program. Roxana has been leading the Flow Cytometry Facility since 2012