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Molecular Biology on ISS
« on: 10/04/2018 03:52 AM »
I am an Infectious Diseases doc and Virology researcher and this afternoon at our annual IDWeek conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Dr. Kate Rubins, first virologist astronaut, gave the opening plenary talk. Much of molecular biology lab research involve moving micro-liters of clear liquids from one tube to another in complex patterns, and it turns out this is if anything easier to do in zero-g as surface tension effects dominate. She said after getting her PhD and starting her own lab, she decided to apply to NASA when she was procrastinating writing an NIH Grant to get funding and was stuck on "specific aim #2", and the rest is history!

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Re: Molecular Biology on ISS
« Reply #1 on: 10/04/2018 11:47 PM »
She said after getting her PhD and starting her own lab, she decided to apply to NASA when she was procrastinating writing an NIH Grant to get funding and was stuck on "specific aim #2", and the rest is history!

Ah, yes.  That time my homework was too hard so instead of doing it I became an astronaut.   ;D
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

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